The non-tempest in a teapot stirred up by right-wing haters of public education has found its way to the desk of Marc Basnight, who appears unfamiliar with the fact that there are four grades in high school, not just the 11th. Dome reports that Basnight got his knickers in a knot over an uninformed story that US history in high school would start in 1877, with reconstruction. Fortunately, Superintendent Atkinson is on the scene to set the record straight.
The state superintendent of public instruction, told Senate leader Marc Basnight that students will get more than one shot of U.S. history while they're in high school.
Responding to a letter from Basnight objecting to a proposal to have the 11th grade survey course start with the post-Reconstruction years, Atkinson said students would study early U.S. history in 10th grade, Lynn Bonner reports. The Civics and Economics course proposed for 10th graders includes study of the U.S. Constitution and an analysis of the foundation of democratic government in the United States.
You'd think the leader of the Senate would have the good sense to check out idiotic rumors before jumping on the dum-dum train.