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Response to former9thward (Reply #71)

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 01:25 PM

80. No.

How do you know they are not teaching it? Do you honestly think there is a national failure of social studies teachers to omit civics from the curriculum?

Maybe they are teaching it, but the kids are too busy playing on their cell phones. (They are permitted to have them in class now!)

Maybe like so many other high school subjects, it is forgotten on graduation day.

Maybe it is not on the standardized test, so it has been cut from the curriculum.

What is incredible is your assumption that teachers are somehow negligent because people do not pay attention to government. Hell, most people do not know the name of the Vice President or which party controls the House.

If it is so important to you, why don't you research it instead of "blaming" teachers?


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