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This is the fascinating conundrum about global history: it is essential to our students’ educational experience in a diverse and interconnected world but there are few areas of content that are absolutely essential to cover, which should take automatic preference over others.

The whole post, Time to Get it Right by David Sherrin, is a really good take down of why I have so many problems with the current Virginia state standards and tests for world history. He’s talking about New York and the Regents, but all of his criticisms equally apply to VA and the SOLs.