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Fewer and Fewer Students Choose to Study History — Why?

Historians in the News
tags: conservatism, teaching history, history majors



At many colleges and universities, history departments have grown over the last several decades while the number of students taught has been falling. Why is that?

Retired history professor David Kaiser thinks he knows. As he argues in today’s Martin Center article, students are losing interest because academic historians are increasingly peddling politically correct material that they, the faculty, find appealing. He writes:

I believe that the main reason for the decline in history is that students don’t care for the product the faculty is offering. Most history courses are now too specialized and often politically slanted to interest them.

Read entire article at National Review

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