Friday, March 27, 2009

Schools destroying freedom of speech

"Looking at America's public schools, it is difficult to imagine that they were once considered the hope of freedom and democracy," writes constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead. "That dream is no longer true."
The majority of students today have little knowledge of the freedoms they possess in the Constitution and, specifically, in the Bill of Rights. ... Clearly, high school civics classes are failing to teach the importance of our constitutional liberties. ... The horrific lesson being taught to our young people is that the government has absolute power over its citizens and young people have very little freedom.

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