February 17, 2010

Good News on the Education Front

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:00 pm by gsoteapartygirl

It seems that the state has decided not to modify the US history curriculum — for the moment. Good.

I’m sorry that I hadn’t gotten around to putting up a post about the state’s outrageous plans to drop teaching our children about the Founding Fathers, Declaration of Independence and Civil War. “[H]igh school U.S. History course would begin with 1877, the end of Reconstruction, in order to give students and teachers time to study our nation’s history in more depth.”  But study what in more depth?  The 1960s? — heaven help us!

We’ve gotten a reprieve for now, but the Dept of Public Instruction continues to press ahead with modifications to the “social studies” curriculum.

You can find information about the scrapped curriculum here.  Hopefully they will update the news page so that it is current & I can put a link to the latest press release regarding the changes!

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