Thursday, June 24, 2010

suf·frage (n.) : the right or privilage of voting

This video on YouTube suggests that our school systems (and keep in mind this was a prep school) are not teaching students about the women's suffrage movement in the United States. This is such a vital part of our nation's history, so why has it become depreciated in the curriculum of so many schools? No wonder these young women at Padu Academy are so ignorant of the definition of suffrage. They cannot possibly be agreeing to "end women's suffrage" they simply are uneducated to what that means.

Who decides what is important for grade school students to learn and why is it that women's history isn't included? That is the real concern here. We need to be proactive in what our society is teaching children because we cannot expect them to appreciate or even acknowledge the progress of women if they have not be educated or exposed to the history.

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