If the founders made a music video

“Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration,” a history lesson as YouTube music video, features the Founding Fathers as drafters and singers.

Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

It’s a “must view,” writes Sissy Willis.

Rousing music, sublime production values and compelling performances blend 18th- and 21st-century perspectives into the perfect historically-aware antidote to the “ideas” of clueless North Carolina education “leaders” who are proposing to revamp the state’s 11th-grade curriculum by skipping the Revolution and Civil War and covering U.S. history “only from 1877 onward”:

The video was created by soomopublishing “to humanize the sentiment of the founders in writing the declaration.”

This parody is a bit of a departure from our regular gig: creating ready-to-use collections of rich web assignments that work as e-textbooks, online courses or textbook supplements.

Via Instapundit.

In Dumbing Down the Tar Heel State, Common Core rips North Carolina’s plans to cut “the Revolutionary War, Andrew Jackson, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War and most of Reconstruction from its high school American history classes.”

Newly proposed standards would mean that, over their high school career, North Carolina ninth-graders would take an ambiguous course called global studies, 10th graders would study civics and economics, and 11th graders would take U.S. history from 1877 to the present.

I think the early history is the most fun. Of course, we had less history when I was in school.

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  1. or they could revive “1776”


  1. […] taken by North Carolina 11th graders. Our criticism was picked up and amplified by Education Week, Joanne Jacobs, and others. NCDPI has since received 7,000 letters criticizing their draft standards. […]