North Carolina House Passes NC REACH Act, Mandating Public Universities ‘Teach the Constitution’
“…fulfilling this requirement must include full readings of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, at least five essays from the Federalist Papers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, the Gettysburg Address, and the North Carolina State Constitution.”
Republicans should do this in every state they control.
Campus Reform reports:
NC House passes bill that would require universities to teach the Constitution
On Wednesday, Mar. 22, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed House Bill 96, which would require all students at public universities in the state to take at least three credit hours in American Government or American History to graduate.
Per the bill, titled the “North Carolina Reclaiming College Education on America’s Constitutional Heritage Act” (NC REACH Act), all courses fulfilling this requirement must include full readings of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, at least five essays from the Federalist Papers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, the Gettysburg Address, and the North Carolina State Constitution.
Further, instructors would provide a cumulative exam, worth at least 20% of the student’s final grade, testing understanding of “the provisions and principles of the documents,” “the perspectives of the authors,” and “the relevant historical contexts.”
Universities would be required to incorporate the new class into preexisting degree requirements, rather than add to the total number of credits needed for a degree.
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The left is already developing lesson plans to subvert this.
Assignment: Have Chat GPT write a 500 word essay pointing out how the Constitution promotes White Supremacy.
I applaud this but am also at a loss as to how it was not being taught!
make it a full semester and throw in the federalist papers as well.
No fair. If they read the originals, they’ll know what they say, not what we tell them they say.
Injecting actual facts into our personal feel-good story is just mean. I mean, we’re trigggered!
I’m immediately imagining class content or assignments tracing to anticedents, or inspired documents or events. Effectively footnotes for the originals — links. And later things that refer to this content — back links.