History Of NC Education Update

8 02 2010

UPDATE #2 scroll down. UPDATE #3 scroll down.

This post is mostly for Doc’s Wife, Tom in NC, and Will. However, please read what we post here because there may be something that you know, or something you can help with and would like to lend a hand. In case you are wondering… NC has decided to teach American history, in High School, starting at 1877 and go forward from there. This is nothing but an attempt by the left to wipe out our founding fathers, the Decleration of Independence, the Costitution, and anythng else that our founding fathers used to bind this great country together. THIS MUST NOT STAND!

Anyway…

Have yet to hear back from Tom, but have decided to proceed with some of the groundwork. Here’s a quick update I what I have done so far over the weekend.

I have put out a number of emails and left messages with many conservative organizations in and out of North Carolina, and asked if they could help. If they couldn’t help, I asked if they would at least pass on my email to others that may be able to help. As I find more Organizations I am sending them a letter. At the moment I’m concentrating on orgs that deal with schools and or address curriculum issues.

You won’t read this until it’s already Monday, so maybe you guys could help with getting us in touch with the right state department so we know exactly who to complain to.

One last thing… I will be talking to Senator Richard Burr’s office after lunch on Monday. Then with Congressman Shulers office.

Gio-

UPDATE #2

Ok gang, here’s what I have so far on the official news realease of this bone-headed idea. The good news out of all this is… we have some time to fight this! WRONG! UPDATE #3 on bottom.

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/newsroom/news/2009-10/20100205-01

NEWS RELEASES 2009-10

NEWS RELEASES 2009-10 :: FEBRUARY 3, 2010

NC’S DRAFT SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM EXPANDS THE TIME STUDENTS WILL STUDY U.S. HISTORY

State Superintendent June Atkinson today said that North Carolina’s draft revised social studies curriculum actually increases the amount of time students will spend studying United States history.

“Our goal is to give students more study of United States history and to teach it in a way that helps them remember what they have learned,” said State Superintendent Atkinson. “Students will have United States history three times before high school, and in high school they will have at least two more courses. The events, people and dates that are so familiar to many of us will still be taught to students. That means everything from early exploration through the Civil War, the 20th century and today.”

National media coverage of the state’s initial draft revision of the social studies standards this week included an incomplete description of the new standards, which are slated for several rounds of revision before being finalized.

North Carolina’s social studies standards are being revised to provide students more time to study United States history by providing a full year of U.S. history in both elementary school and middle school. Currently, students do not have a full year of U.S. history in elementary school, and they do not study U.S. history in middle school. The process of revising the curriculum standards has just begun, and the current draft is expected to undergo several revisions in coming months.

Students would build on that study in high school Civics and Economics and in U.S. History. The high school Civics course includes learning about our nation’s development and foundation. The high 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. The years prior to reconstruction would have been covered with students three times before – in fourth grade (as part of North Carolina history) in fifth grade and in seventh grade.

A wide range of elective U.S. History and other history courses also would be available to students who wish to continue history study in high school.

North Carolina’s current curriculum, as well as the proposed draft, are available online.

The revised standards will continue to be refined before the N.C. State Board of Education considers them later this year.

For more information, please contact the Communications division at 919.807.3450.

UPDATE #3  I should have read both links in their entirety before I stupidly said that we have some time. Click on the following link and you will see that their review process is due by January 15th. http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/phase2/

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5 responses

8 02 2010
Doc's Wife

Gio–Don’t know if this matters, but we know John Snow well thru our church and our children. tell me what to say, and I will talk to him. He is in town. Also, I have some links to Virginia Foxe if that might help. I am clueless as to where to start, but I can do whatever you want if it might help.

8 02 2010
giovanniworld

DW,

I’m going to email you privately about John Snow and Miss Foxe.

Two thumbs-up!

Gio-

8 02 2010
Doc's Wife

Jan 15th is long gone. After reading this, I guess I am just dense, because I am more confused than ever. I do know that 4th and 5th graders mostly just study the tests. Are they trying to sneak something thru w/o being honest?

8 02 2010
giovanniworld

DW,

You are correct, that date is history…. but the good news is… uh, ummm, oh, uhhhh. Just kidding!

Just because their peer review date may be long gone doesn’t mean that we should just throw our hands up in the air. I say we slog-on because it’s far from being a done-deal.

Leftist educators being dis-honest? Personally, I always thought the question is “leftist educators are honest”? The more I read about our lovely dept of education in this state, the more I realize that we as parents and grandparents have a lot of work ahead of us.

Gio-

8 02 2010
Dave

Guv’mint ejumicashun sux.

-Dave

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