The Education Exchange: What’s Behind the Terrible National Test Scores on History?

“Everybody’s looking at their phones rather than at their history books,” says one former Education Department official

Photo of Chester E. Finn Jr.A Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, Chester E. Finn, Jr., joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss the latest NAEP results in civics and history and what might be contributing to the decline in student proficiency in these subjects.

Will Dismal New National Test Results in Civics and History Finally Spark Improvements?” is available now at

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