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Letter: Keep history, civics in public schools

I certainly agree with the issue that virtual schools are not the education answer.  As for now, I am quite concerned that civics and American history are being ignored by the educators.

I read recently that nearly half of U.S. citizens do not know there are three equal branches of government.  I also read that American history is being abandoned in favor of classes in fiscal responsibility.  That is a horrible plan, as teaching American history is imperative in the learning about the history of this democratic republic and the values built into the U.S. Constitution.

Civics should be a requirement, as it teaches about the government and our civic duties, such as the importance of voting. The present situation in our country is a good example of what happens when citizens do not know or understand the history of and the functions of government and the importance of balance and voting.   

The education system must return to a better foundation for citizenship.  Public education is the best means for educating all of the children in an equal system.

Support for public education is way lacking with the N.C. legislature moving with haste to fund charter, private and religious schools instead of public education.

We must do better in educating our children, for they are our future.

Pat Bullard

China Grove

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