Report - Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

Report - Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences


1 See the key findings of the 2003

National Assessment of Adult Literacy,

available at http://nces.ed





See also


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

.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),


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



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




9 Many holders of advanced

degrees—who often have extensive

teaching experience on college

campuses—struggle to find traditional

academic jobs; see http://

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.



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


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