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COLUMBUS — A bill that would require Ohio schools to teach original texts of the state and U.S. constitutions, the Declaration of Independence and other documents is headed to the governor’s desk.
Critics of the legislation have included Democrats who say the documents are culturally narrow, failing to include texts such as the Bill of Rights, Emancipation Proclamation and Constitutional amendments that address women’s rights, and civil rights.
Originally posted by RealSpoke
Shouldn't it already be in the curriculum.
Schools are doomed, homeschooling is the only sane choice. Stick to one parent working, they are your kids dont send them off to nanny911, aka schooljail.
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.
The amendments were introduced by James Madison to the 1st United States Congress as a series of legislative articles. They were adopted by the House of Representatives on August 21, 1789, formally proposed by joint resolution of Congress on September 25, 1789, and came into effect as Constitutional Amendments on December 15, 1791, through the process of ratification by three-fourths of the States. While twelve amendments were passed by Congress, only ten were originally passed by the states. Of the remaining two, one was adopted as the Twenty-seventh Amendment and the other technically remains pending before the states.
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
reply to post by muzzleflash
True, the bill seems a tad 'selective', you can't cherry-pick what part of history you want to teach - teach it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
If legislators really want to help schools, increase their funding so they can afford better teaching materials and more teachers.
As it is, the constitution is taught about in American history, Civics, Social Studies, etc. Does it really need to given it's own separate semester-long class?
What the legislation doesn't address is how they would squeeze in another required class in a poor school system that can't even teach the basics?