9/11, American History, Ann Kelley, curriculum micromangement, HB 1625, presidential daily briefing, Public Education, right wingnut
The August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing (declassified excerpt) [pdf]
Bill prefiling for the Missouri General Assembly session started on December 1st.
Yet another right wingnut bill proposing curricular micromanagement in public education:
Requires the provision of 9/11 instruction in public schools
Sponsor: Kelley, Ann (127)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2022
LR Number: 3101H.01I
Last Action: 12/01/2021 – Prefiled (H)
Bill String: HB 1625
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar
The bill language:
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1625 [pdf]
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE KELLEY (127).
3101H.01I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 170, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to an educational program for pupils.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 170, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 170.271, to read as follows:
170.271. 1. For all school years beginning after June 30, 2023, each public school, as such term is defined in section 160.011, shall provide age-appropriate instruction to pupils in grades kindergarten to twelve about the events of September 11, 4 2001.
2. The instruction required in this section shall occur annually on September eleventh. If September eleventh falls on a day when school is not in session, the instruction shall be provided to students on the last regular school day that immediately precedes September eleventh of that year.
3. A public school providing instruction as required in this section shall, if practicable:
(1) Begin the instruction at eight forty-six a.m.;
(2) Continue the instruction for a minimum of nine minutes and eleven seconds;
(3) Incorporate the phrases “United We Stand” and “Never Forget” into the instruction; and
(4) Focus the instruction on heroism, patriotism, and the sacrifices made by the first responders and volunteers who aided in the rescue and recovery efforts.
4. The department of elementary and secondary education shall provide each school board with a variety of age-appropriate and grade-appropriate internet resources and materials that may be used to educate pupils about the events of September 11, 2001. The resources and materials identified by the department should aid educators and curriculum coordinators in creating programs and lesson plans. Each school board shall determine the resources and materials that will be used to provide the instruction required in this section.
“…Begin the instruction at eight forty-six a.m….” Is that Eastern Time? Just asking.
Other excercises for the day could include a reading of “The [My] Pet Goat”, reading about the first and only invocation of Article V of the Nato Charter in its history, and researching the exodus of Saudi nationals from the U.S. in the days following September 11th.
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