Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Do kids have to do this anymore??

In order to officially graduate from middle school (or the 8th grade) I had to stand in front of the class and recite the Preamble to the US Constitution. Granted that was a bijillion years ago, but do students have to do this anymore?? I guess I need to check with various and sundry nieces and nephews. All I know is that this got me through it (singing) and if they don't have to do it anymore, it should be required once again. If you have a good teacher and you actually walk through it, it gives as good a base as anything on what it is to be a citizen of the United States and may instill somewhat of an appreciation for the extraordinary life we have here.

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