One Week In December Dedicated To Celebrating Freedom

By: 13 News Staff
By: 13 News Staff

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Kansas House members have approved a measure that would mandate schools set aside the week of september 17 each year as ``Celebrate Freedom Week'' to focus on the founding of the United States and its key documents.

The bill approved Friday would require the state Board of Education to develop rules and regulations for public schools regarding the teacing of the nation's founding.

The rules would emphasize the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Supporters say the week would be a way to celebrate what it means to be an American and a time for teachers to make history exciting and fun for students.

Opponents argue that schools don't need another mandate to teach history and civics.

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