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ERIC Number: EJ813001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Constitution Day
Wilson, Bradford P.
Academic Questions, v20 n1 p22-31 Jan 2007
In May 2005, university administrators were rudely awakened from their civic slumbers by a "notice of implementation" from the U.S. Department of Education. With little advance comment from the academy, Congress had passed and the President had signed into law a requirement that "each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution." It soon was apparent that very few universities found the Constitution of the United States a fit object of commemoration in an academic setting. Bamako Assyrian, associate executive director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, said that "there is a general atmosphere of bewilderment as to what they're supposed to do." In this article, the author examines the factors why the American academy has become indifferent to civic education. (Contains 26 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution