Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Constitution Day Ignored Once Again in Georgia Schools? Where are those Opposed to Common Core?

Today is Constitution Day in the USA.  Constitution Day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution.  When your student comes home today ask if they discussed the US Constitution, as it is statutorily required for any school receiving Federal funding.  A law was passed in 2004 requiring schools to offer an educational program on the US Constitution.

So what does the State of Georgia have on its GA Dept of Ed web site today for Constitution Day?  Nothing.  

So what tweets has GA School Super sent out today for Constitution Day?  None

But let's go back to the Georgia's Department of Education web site.  Surely buried somewhere they have resources for teachers? 

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Pages/Social-Studies.aspx

Yes, they do.  Number one resource from John Barge and Georgia?  The Anneberg Foundation Trust, financial supporters of anti-Second Amendment group the Brady Foundation.  Why did Anneberg donate to Brady? "efforts to reduce gun violence by educating the public and by enacting and enforcing regulations governing the gun industry."

Of course the Common Core Tea Party folks are again silent and ignorant on this issue.  

Imagine the uproar if teachers were to ignore other holidays.

Since your child's school and social studies teacher most likely ignored Constitution Day you can go HERE and do it yourself.  Your child will here all about Cesar Chavez in Georgia History Social Studies class but most likely nothing today on the Constitution.

If a teacher makes any statement today about the US Constitution it should be 
The Constitution was created to limit your Government, not empower it.




2 comments:

Joe Seconder said...

I graduated from High School in Michigan in 1980. I cannot recall even even hearing about "Constitution Day". In fact, in my 23 years of military service, I also can't recall hearing about the day. But I did know that when I moved to Georgia in 1984 that Confederate Memorial Day is still a paid holiday for State employees. The holiday recognizes the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston to Union General William Sherman in April 1865. Yet I haven't heard about that day being celebrated and/or widely recognized... Is this also taught and recognized in our public schools?

Joe Seconder said...

I graduated from High School in Michigan in 1980. I cannot recall even even hearing about "Constitution Day". In fact, in my 23 years of military service, I also can't recall hearing about the day. But I did know that when I moved to Georgia in 1984 that Confederate Memorial Day is still a paid holiday for State employees. The holiday recognizes the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston to Union General William Sherman in April 1865. Yet I haven't heard about that day being celebrated and/or widely recognized... Is this also taught and recognized in our public schools?