One of the consequences of the attempt to improve student performance by way of NCLB is that students learn less of content not promoted through legislation. Social studies has been one area that receives less attention because it is not tested. So, on this day when we remember the history of our nation, here is a plea from the National Council for History Education.
Your urgent help is needed by the National Council for History Education
As the future of No Child Left Behind comes to Congress those who care about the teaching of history need to be heard.
This is a moment when every voice can make a difference.
Please go to NCHE’s Website: http://www.nche.net/nclb and follow up by writing to Congress.
We all need to pitch in to ensure that History is Not Left Behind
Through History Matters! and our website, we have urged all who care about the teaching of history in our schools to write the members of the Educational committees in the U.S. Senate and House, and also their own representative.
As Congress considers reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act it is imperative that our voices be raised so that Senators and Representatives, and especially members of the two Education committees, hear from teachers and others about the importance of making History a meaningful part of the curriculum in our nation’s schools.
At http://www.nche.net/nclb you will find information about Congressional members and guidance for the letter-writing. This is an extremely important undertaking, which may well affect everyone who teaches history throughout the United States.
Strange, isn’t it?
Parade of Boats – a July 4 tradition on the lake we visit in the summer.