Grayson's bill puts Constitution back in school
The House today passed a resolution, sponsored by Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando, that urges high schools to spend a week each September teaching the U.S. Constitution to seniors.
“More teenagers can name the judges of American Idol, and the Three Stooges, than can name the three branches of government," the Orlando Democrat said. "The Constitution is the highest law in the land. If we are not teaching our children the Constitution, what are we teaching them?”
It passed on a voice vote and 222 lawmakers signed on as co-sponsors, including 40 Republicans (Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and John Mica.)