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carla
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Civics no longer taught?
May 17th, 2008 at 8:07am
 
My kids just told me they are not taught Civics. In what course do kids learn about their local and state government? I had Civics in junior high. I can still remember having a hard time memorizing the house majority and minority whips.
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Reply #1 - May 17th, 2008 at 3:15pm
 
Now, why on earth would they teach them civics here, Not if they want to continue to run the city they way they do.  They do not want the upcoming taxpayers to know how government is supposed to be run.
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Reply #2 - May 18th, 2008 at 5:16am
 
What connections does the school board have with the mayor/city council?  I know Mary & Tyrone Coleman are married but isn't that it?

Did they drop civics because it was to hard so the student stopped signing up for it?
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Reply #3 - May 18th, 2008 at 7:30am
 
I don't know if Cairo schools ever taught Civics. If they did, it was probably dropped due to NCLB and the ISAT testing. No time to teach anything other than what is on the ISATs.
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