Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Constitution Day

I learned today that Saturday is the newly declared Constitution Day, which is being marked by public schools on Friday. This article explores the short history of Constitution Day, as well as the bit of irony in the federal government legislating that each state's schools celebrate this day.

Irony aside, the goals behind this day are a good idea and I plan to spend some time discussing the Constitution with my homeschooled children on Friday.

We will also recite the Pledge of Allegiance, something public school children are apparently no longer allowed to do under today's 9th Circuit court ruling! (I assume the ruling will be stayed pending appeal, as it was on the last go-round.) Just one more reason to be happy we're homeschoolers :).

Update: Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA, has a Constitution Day celebration planned for 10:45 a.m. Friday morning, September 16th, at their replica of Independence Hall.


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