AJC Sets Sights on Nancy Jester and The Bill of Rights

The AJC (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) published an article, Second amendment and state school chief race. Grin and bear it? Or bearly acceptable?, online yesterday questioning the appropriateness of Nancy Jester’s advocacy for the 2nd Amendment and the Bill of Rights.

On Shop.NancyJester.com, Nancy Jester says,

In the early 2000s, the Georgia Department of Education adopted a social studies curriculum that is almost completely devoid of education on The Bill of Rights in elementary school. Yet, in third grade, we teach our children about the nine important people who “expanded rights.” Those nine people are: Paul Revere, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Mary McLeod Bethune, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, Lyndon B. Johnson, and César Chávez

Maureen Downey, Get-Schooled blogger for the AJC, questions the relevancy of The Bill of Rights and state education.

We are concerned that The Bill of Rights isn’t more prominent in our K-12 education.  We are also concerned that third graders are taught about rights or “expanding rights” by learning about people who were not involved in the creation of The Bill of Rights.   Is this why everything is becoming a right these days?  Healthcare, housing, food – where will it end?  Why not just teach The Bill of Rights?

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5 responses to “AJC Sets Sights on Nancy Jester and The Bill of Rights

  1. John Gabriel

    I heard that Bell was seen meeting with the Democratic Party Chairman this past week.

  2. I’ve heard that as well from numerous sources. Bell is also, allegedly, working in tandem with numerous Democratic leaders and candidates. Unfortunately, we can’t publish the story without more proof.

  3. Bill

    Seems like you just did publish the unsubstantiated story.

  4. No Rino in GAGOP

    RINO Season

  5. NoRINOinGAGOP

    I heard he was seen meeting with Dubose Porter ( Georgia Democratic Party Chairman).