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Back to School 2015 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Back to School 2015 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

There is a disconnect in the American story.

On May 30th, 1868 the first Memorial Day was celebrated in America. Students from the nation placed flowers at the graves of soldiers and there were observances in various states.

In December 2000, Congress established the White House Commission on The National Monument of Remembrance to help Americans remember and reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day. One of the reasons why Congress took this measure was as a result of a survey that was undertaken by the Commission in 1996. The majority of students surveyed reported that Memorial Day ‘was the day when the pools opened.’ Albert Shanker, that philosopher of education, must be extremely disappointed. The disconnect runs deeper and we will examine it in future publications.  Continue reading

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