Ohio legislators are taking bold steps to make sure students have the opportunity to learn about
the United States Constitution and the founding fathers. While the common-sense legislation
will increase the quality of education, it is frustrating that a law is
necessary to ensure that students will be taught about the nation's founding
Legislation enforcing a thorough American
history curriculum should not be controversial, but Democrats interviewed by the
Columbus Dispatch are once again defying reason and opposing
Ohio Senate Bill 165.
The movement behind the bill sprang not from
some vast right-wing conspiracy but from a desire to improve Ohio's history
education programs. The Dispatch reports that the legislation was initiated
after a Fordham Foundation report chastised current curriculum standards. If
students do not understand the rights and restrictions imposed by the Constitution, they
cannot become informed and responsible citizens.