Last Thursday Thom brought up the idea that American high school students don't learn about modern American history such as the Vietnam War. I would like to back that up by saying that I graduated from a high school that is ranked in the top 30 high schools in Illinois. Although I learned about American history three times before I graduated high school (5th, 8th, and 10th grade), I did not learn about any thing after World War II. We may have skimmed over a few topics in the last week of school but nothing was seriously taught. I think part of this is because the teachers take it for granted that many of them lived through these events and don't realize the kids they are teaching don't have the slightest idea about the. I think it is rather sad that this is the current state of American education.