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—Desmond K. Blackburn, PhD

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And hopefully, they will always remember what happened to us and make sure that it won't happen again.

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    Facing History students are 94% more likely than their peers to report that their class motivated them to learn.
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    92% of Facing History teachers agree that Facing History helps their students stand up for what they believe even when others disagree.
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    91% of elective teachers agree or strongly agree that their Facing History course promoted their students’ abilities to ground reading, writing, and speaking in evidence from text.