Thursday, September 08, 2005

Stuffing the standard box 

Since our friend Michael is back visiting, may I call his attention to this article, in which other states are imposing more content requirements on public schools? Lots of discussion of Amistad Commissions in NY and NJ. I was also intrigued by this entry from a sidebar.
In 2004, California passed a law in part to ensure that the history/social science framework would include six documents: The Declaration of Independence; the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights; The Federalist Papers; The Emancipation Proclamation; The Gettysburg Address; and George Washington's farewell address.
Sounds like a good debate question for gubernatorial candidate Steve Kelley.