Wednesday is Constitution Day, the anniversary of the date on which the document at the core of our governmental system was signed in 1787.
If you’re a teacher, did you know that your school is required by federal law to teach about the Constitution each year on September 17th?
In 2004, Robert Byrd, the very senior Senator from West Virginia, stuck on the end of an appropriations bill the requirement for “all schools that receive federal funds — universities included — to provide a program on the Constitution each year on or about Sept. 17”.
Ok, that’s very nice.
However, shouldn’t we be teaching the contents of this very important document more often than once a year?
Not to mention about how it has evolved – and been distorted and corrupted by a wide variety of politicians – over these past 221 years.