There’s periodic hand-wringing every time someone does a survey about the public not scoring well when they take the U.S. Citizenship test.

I’ve written about it and related issues in the past at Yes, Schools Should Develop Active Citizens &, No, We Don’t Need Another Test To Do It.

This week, they were at it again – the survey’s sponsors claimed the poor scores were an “embarrassment” (read about it at the NBC News story, Most of us would fail the U.S. citizenship test, survey finds.

Stanford professor Sam Wineburg has just written a great response to that survey headlined Flunking an exam with historical facts? Let’s teach why history really matters.

Here’s an excerpt:

I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.