Rediscovering wisdom of Founding Fathers

A growing number of states are realizing the importance of teaching high school students the nation’s founding documents after schools have ignored them for years.

Kentucky and Arkansas have become the latest of more than a dozen states requiring high school social studies curricula to include material covered by the 100 questions asked on the naturalization exam, which includes questions about U.S. history, civics, and government.

“I hope this is a wake-up call,” says attorney John Whitehead, president of Rutherford Institute. “I talk to people who graduate from law school in my summer intern program, and they can’t even give me the five freedoms in the First Amendment.

Whitehead states that, “it’s ultimately up to parents to make sure the schools are doing an adequate job of teaching the material.”

I think parents should get together and form their own oversight committees,” he says, “and make sure that they’re teaching the Bill of Rights, they’re teaching the Constitution, they’re teaching real history and how government should work.”

The new interest in the subject seems to be a bipartisan effort.

In many states, the bills are jointly introduced by Republicans and Democrats, according to The Associated Press.

Written by Bob Kellogg and published by OneNewsNOW ~ April 24, 2017.

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2 thoughts on “Rediscovering wisdom of Founding Fathers

  1. Charles R. Dickens

    This is putting undue pressure on the parents who can rarely be bothered to speak with their children much less educate them…. AND… who will educate the parents of school-age children. They were never taught history or civics. These responsibilities were relinquished to the publik skule system years ago.

    I find the comment about students entering law school the most telling. There is no excuse for this, however, when you examine the skills of students entering college, you can easily see the pattern.

    It is a sad day for America’s 99%. The 1% ers receive an exceptional education. The 99% ers receive enough training to operate a calculator…

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  2. Jeffrey Post author

    Charlie? I am not sure about the calculator issue – the texting App(lication) on a cell phone is about as much “education” as they can understand – and even then – their “mastery” of the English language (spelling) is deplorable.

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