I'm aware of the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy, but it's difficult not to see a connection between a news story about misappropriation of funds intended for school library book buying
and another about Japanese young people recently having trouble reading sub-titles in movies
As for the adequacy of education regarding modern history, or ancient history, for that matter, that's a topic for another time.
OTIS Miscellany VIII: Massachusetts Edition, Part I
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