During the campaign, Richard Woods promised to provide every fourth-grader in Georgia with a pocket Constitution and other founding documents. These are currently being delivered to elementary schools across the state.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Georgia fourth-graders are getting a pocket-sized reminder of what it means to be an American.
Veterans passed out pocket Constitutions to the children at Midway Elementary in Forsyth County Thursday morning. It’s something that will soon be done across the state. Each fourth-grader in Georgia will get the tiny book, which also includes the preamble to the Decleration of Independence and the Pledge of Allegiance.
“I was pretty excited because I had never read the Constitution before,” said one student.
State Superintendent Richard Woods, a former history teacher, told Channel 2’s Linda Stouffer schools focused on tests may have been rushing through basic civics.
“Talking about what it means to be an American, the greatness of our history, perhaps got pushed aside,” he said.
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Georgia's State School Superintendent
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