City Council Members,
I would like to remind you that September 17 is Constitution Day and as such, public schools including colleges around this country are required to teach the Constitution. ((118 Stat. 3344) Dec. 8, 2004 Public Law 108-447 Sec. 111 Division J – SEC. 111 (b).) The Colorado State Board of Education supports this initiative as does the Colorado Department of Education. Both Colorado Senators support this program. I would ask that you help by encouraging school officials to follow the Federal Mandate. It is the duty of civil minded people to get behind this important educational experience as citizens of Colorado Springs and as citizens of the United States. Ask the schools in Colorado Springs what you and other civic minded citizens can do. This is not a politically biased program. The Libertarian, Republican, Democratic parties and others are being asked to participate. It is about education and education only. It is an opportunity to come together and not be divisive.