Oklahoma history curriculum ranks among top 10

Monday, September 22nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Oklahoma ranks in the top ten in a study of history courses in the nation's schools.

Oklahoma scored 25 of a possible 30 points to earn a ``B'' from the Thomas B- Fordham Institute of Washington, D-C, tying the state for seventh in the study.

The study singles out the state's eighth-grade American history course as one of the most balanced and challenging as any in America.

The study is based on whether courses discuss real people, have a coherent sequence, are balanced and free of ideological agendas, and are written strongly and clearly.

Indiana received the top ranking, followed by New York, Arizona and California.

The states with the worst scores are Wyoming, Arkansas, Alaska and Maine _ each scoring just 2 points.