What Schools Can Do to Close Civics GapSeptember 29, 2016 | :
by Valerie Strauss
You probably didn’t notice, but Sept. 17 was Constitution Day. What is that, you ask?
It’s a day that commemorates the signing of the final version of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, by 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention who created a new U.S. government — about which most Americans know embarrassingly little. Congress created Constitution Day in 2004, requiring all schools that receive federal funding to offer some type of “educational program” on the U.S. Constitution on or close to Sept. 17 every year.