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North Carolina Schools May Cut Chunk Out of U.S. History Lessons
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
By Molly Henneberg-Fox News
“He may be the president who governed during the Civil War, freeing the slaves, but under a new curriculum proposal for North Carolina high schools, U.S. history would begin years after President Lincoln, with the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877.
State education leaders say this may help students learn about more recent history in greater depth.
“We are certainly not trying to go away from American history,” Rebecca Garland, the chief academic officer for North Carolina Department of Public Instruction , told Fox News. “What we are trying to do is figure out a way to teach it where students are connected to it, where they see the big idea, where they are able to make connections and draw relationships between parts of our history and the present day.”
As the North Carolina curriculum stands now, ninth-grade students take world history, 10th-graders study civics and economics and 11th-graders take U.S. history going back to the country’s founding. Under the proposed change, the ninth-graders would take a course called global studies, focusing in part on issues such as the environment. The 10th grade still would study civics and economics, but 11th-graders would take U.S. history only from 1877 onward.”
Well, I guess they have a point. I mean, really, what happened from 1600 to 1877 that is of any significance or relevance to today’s 11th grader in North Carolina? I don’t see what the fuss is all about.
North Carolina, listen up. This is your Scott Brown moment.(Scott Brown is an adjective.)Do not let it pass. I bet when you stop to think about it, there are many things like this that have been happening to you and your children. They happen at school, in sports, and at the town, county and state level. Take your rights back. That’s right, take them back. It’s time for administrators and bureaucrats to be put back in their boxes. You need to Scott Brown the Board of Education. (Scott Brown is a verb.) The people are watching this one. Carpe diem.