Monday, August 01, 2005

Still, it's a start

I've suggested mandatory civics education no later than middle school before, so I'm not exactly displeased that Congress will require all schools that receive federal funds to teach a Constitution lesson each year on Sept. 17 or thereabouts.

But one day a year isn't enough; if we're to keep freedom at the forefront of American society, children need to learn about the Constitution early and often. The new requirement for the newly renamed "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day" smacks more of symbolism than substance.

2 Comments:

Blogger ArmyArtilleryWife said...

That's the way we do everything now--one day a year for women, one day for African Americans, and now the Constitution gets its day, too. Don't get me started...

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sen. Klansman finally got his wish. Good job.

-WN

9:33 AM  

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