The BFUHS Social Studies Department webpage

May/June 2011 title to an article in Social Education, written by Sec. of Education Arne Duncan

Quotes by Secretary Duncan in the article:

  • "Social studies is a core subject, critical to sustaining an informed democracy and a globally competitive workforce."
  • "Today more than ever, the social studies are not a luxury, but a necessity."
  • "The social studies play a critical role in creating civically competent young people who make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good and who contribute to an increasingly diverse, but interdependent world."