“they ought to require a course on the Constitution and civics”
Some schools already have mandatory courses in social justice and white privilege. Why not mandate the study of the Constitution?
Red Alert Politics reports:
All colleges should require a class on the Constitution and civic literacy
At my liberal arts college, I was required to take four science classes, two literature classes, two art classes, a Bible class, a writing class, and two “humanities” classes — but not one class on government or personal finance. Without my own initiative, I could have been both civically and financially illiterate.
Most colleges and universities required a diversity of classes in order to provide a ‘balanced’ education, yet academia has largely excluded government and basic life skills from these requirements. I learned how to properly dissect a squid, but never learned how credit works or how to balance a checkbook. Had I not elected to take a ConLaw class with my major, I wouldn’t have learned about the Constitution either.
In the 21st century, this is no longer acceptable. If colleges are going to require general education courses, they ought to require a course on the Constitution and civics.
One university’s regents are considering such an idea. According to the Daily Camera, “a handful of University of Colorado regents hope to implement a civic literacy requirement to educate the college’s students on the founding principles of the United States.”
Why is a course on the Constitution important? In short, it is what has made America great — enabling both social and economic progress for all Americans and the world since its passage in 1787.
Yes, for all Americans.
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