Is knowledge of leading political philosophical views at the time of the founding of the United States of America important to understanding the founding principles of government in the United States?
Knowledge of the major political philosophical views - individual rights, natural rights, group rights, representative government and the political community, is fundamental to understanding the foundation of the American political system, the U.S. Constitution, and structure of government.
Is "understanding" - as well as "knowledge" important to the teaching and learning of history?
Knowledge, while essential in avoiding ignorance, is greatly enhanced by understanding the underlying issues, background, and reasons behind an historical event.
Will an excellent education in the use of the English language be very helpful in other areas of education and in the work world?
A solid foundation in English is fundamental to success - whether in school - understanding problems and assignments in math, history, writing - or in a career, it is essential in written and oral communications.