Below is part of an article about how 71% of the nation's school districts have reduced the hours of instructional time spent on history, music, and other subjects to make more time for reading and math.
Schools Cut Back Subjects to Push Reading and Math
I really don't understand why history has to suffer to make time for reading. Why can't history be incorporated into reading lessons. I suspect that history students in college probably do almost as much reading as literature students. If schools need to devote tons of time to reading - just go ahead and make some of that reading historical. Surely this idea isn't that revolutionary.