Bring Back Civics, History

Editor, News-Register:

I could cry when I see a “man on the street” TV interview with questions about our government and our history and the “man” can’t answer or gives an absurd answer that the interviewer thinks is funny.

When did civics and history (American and world) become unimportant subjects?

I was schooled in the 1940s-50s and my son in the 1970s-80s and we were taught these subjects from elementary school through high school. I feel that our teachers taught us in the most unbiased way possible, which I understand is often not the case now. (I have a great-nephew who is being made fun of by a local high school teacher because he let it be known that he is a Republican.)

I believe that the lack of knowledge of our country’s form of government and our rich and sometimes sad history is causing many of the serious problems we are having. If you have a broad view of history, you can put a lot of things into perspective.

Please take up my mantra — “Bring back civics and history to our schools!”

Christine M. Harris

Glen Dale

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