The weekend of March 31 and April 1, about 50 Delta County folks heard and participated in one of Shane Krauser's seminars on the American Constitution. Mr. Krauser, adjunct professor of constitutional law and a practicing attorney in Phoenix, traveled to Delta from Arizona and the American Academy for Constitutional Education.
He opened with an invigorating history behind the Constitution, but the reason I said that we "participated in" the seminar is because he quickly engaged the whole group interactively as he would pose a particular "what if" situation that made us think, "Yeah! Would that be constitutional
. . . or not? And why or why not?" Hands shot up and high energy flowed as people eagerly suggested answers or heard another viewpoint brought out, and the thinking process continued. He did this with many examples we experienced a vibrant way that our Constitution can be taught. The day-long seminar was truly in the style of a good classroom and time went by too quickly.
The Delta School Board and superintendent have in the past stated, "We DO teach the Constitution; what more do you want us to teach?" What we heard and experienced this weekend is the "what" and the "how" that we would like the Constitution to be taught to our children in public schools.
School Board Member
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