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Notes

1 See the key findings of the 2003

National Assessment of Adult Literacy,

available at http://nces.ed

.gov/naal/kf_demographics.asp.

2 http://www.corestandards.org/

ela-Literacy/introduction/

students-who-are-college-andcareer-ready-in-reading-writingspeaking-listening-language.

See also http://www.achieve.org/

achieving-common-core.

3 See Jonathan Gould, ed.,

Guardian of Democracy: The Civic

Mission of Schools (Silver Spring,

Md.: Campaign for the Civic Mission

of Schools, in partnership

with the Leonore Annenberg

Institute for Civics, Annenberg

Public Policy Center, University of

Pennsylvania; the National Conference

on Citizenship; the Center

for Information and Research on

Civic Learning and Engagement,

Tufts University; and the American

Bar Association Division for Public

Education, October 2011), 27.

4 See http://www.humanities

indicators.org/content/hrcoIA

.aspx#topI3; and National

Center for Education Statistics,

“The Nation’s ong>Reportong> Card:

Summary of Major Findings”

(Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department

of Education, 2010),

http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/

civics_2010/summary.asp.

5 On assessment, see Karen

Shanton, “New ong>Reportong> Shows

Little Testing of Civic Education,”

The Thicket at State Legislatures,

October 17, 2012, http://ncsl

.typepad.com/the_thicket/2012/10/

new-report-on-the-state-of-civic

-education.html.

6 With a caveat: see Jeffrey R.

Young, “‘Bandwidth Divide’ Could

Bar Some People From Online

Learning,” The Chronicle of Higher

Education, March 4, 2013.

7 See Libby A. Nelson, “The

Common Core on Campus,” Inside

Higher Ed, May 3, 2013.

8 http://humanitiesindicators

.org/content/hrcoImageFrame

.aspxi=I-9a.jpg&o=hrcoIC.aspx

__topI9.

9 Many holders of advanced

degrees—who often have extensive

teaching experience on college

campuses—struggle to find traditional

academic jobs; see http://

www.humanitiesindicators.org/

content/hrcoIIIC.aspx#topIII6; and

Peter Conn, “We Need to Acknowledge

the Realities of Employment

in the Humanities,” The Chronicle

of Higher Education, April 4, 2010.

10 http://www.whitehouse.gov/

blog/2012/07/18/president-obamaannounces-new-plan-create-stemmaster-teaching-corps.

11 The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor

Fund, for example, helps

support the National Humanities

Center’s education programs,

which include the TeacherServe

website: http://www.nationalhu

manitiescenter.org/tserve/index

.htm.

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