It was about one year ago when Lt. Gov. Dan Forest began pushing to have a personal finance class become a mandatory course in NC public high schools. And in order to make that work (after it was passed), what had been a mandatory course in US History was taken away as students went from two to one required class in this country’s history.
History is always being made and the need to learn from history has become even more apparent in these last few years.
In fact, the history of the year 2020 could be its own elective – except it should be mandatory.
So, if Lt. Dan Forest was so keen on changing social studies curriculum requirements to further include “real world” lessons last summer, will he be willing to make sure that these historical events are also included and presented in an unbiased manner?