Monday, July 04, 2011

Today's Founder's Quote: For the Kids .....

"Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country."

- Noah Webster, 1788.

    We read an article last week that said 80% of kids grduating high school have little to no basic knowledge of US history.  What once was a standard part of our education seems to be getting lost in the shuffle of technology. The fact is, both are important.  Keeping up to date, along with learning what mistakes and victories got us here should be a part of every child's upbringing. Some things are classic - like Ashley Hartman's beauty.... Surely, you didn't think I'd forget that!



Anonymous said...

Mike-I am reminded of a quip often associated with PM Churchill; those who do not learn from the lessons of the past are destined to repeat the same mistakes over again. At the rate we are going, the education levels for our country could fall below that of Europe during the dark ages...teg

Anonymous said...

I like the girl