According to a study by a leading nonprofit education policy organization, South Carolina gets to go to the head of the class for its instruction and classroom presentation of the subject of U.S. history. The Fordham Institute, in its ranking of the 50 states on how they teach history, presented South Carolina with an A. In fact, the senior director of the Institute’s High Quality Standards Program Kathleen Porter-Magee says South Carolina was the only state to receive what she calls “a perfect A.”
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute is a Washington, D.C.-based, non-profit think tank dedicated to advancing educational excellence in America’s K-12 schools.
Porter-Magee lauded South Carolina for its “frank and detailed presentation of historical subject matter.” She was also impressed by the supplemental informational tools provided for teachers to enhance classroom presentations.
The Fordham Institute says its important to note the study gauges how history is taught, or what standards are in place, not how students test on the subject.
(Missourinet’s Jessica Machetta contributed to this report)