Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Constitution Day Ignored, Again.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” - See more at: http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-lesson-plans/us-constitution-unit-study/#sthash.kx7D5AHp.dpuf
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” - See more at: http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-lesson-plans/us-constitution-unit-study/#sthash.kx7D5AHp.dpuf
 “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”


 
Sorry, but this post is a repeat of blog posts I've written the past few years.  Every year Federal law is ignored on September 17th.  When your child comes home form school today ask what they learned about the US Constitution.  In most cases you'll receive a blank stare in response.

Here's last year's post.

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 Barge sent out today for Constitution Day?  
None (same as last year)

Tweets from GA DOE on Constitution Day?  Nope.

What did the Georgia Department of Education schedule for today?  A Constitution Day celebration?  Of course not.  The Georgia Department of Education has pulled over 300 Social Studies teachers out of the classroom today for a workshop down at the Capitol.  

Where are those who oppose Common Core based on its standards regarding US History?  Many folks opposing Common Core have no idea why they oppose it.  They have no clue what is taught, and not taught, in Georgia social studies and civics classes. 

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.

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