ANALYSIS: Randi Weingarten Fails Civics

“The American Revolution was about leaving Britain,” Mrs. Weingarten tweeted. “If America’s founders questioned slavery there would not have been the heinous “3/5 compromise “ in the US Constitution, which was drafted and enacted AFTER the American Revolution.” She concluded by declaring that “this is basic history.”
Perhaps it bears repeating that a challenge needn’t be a cudgel or a crutch but merely an opportunity for kids to do the thing they fear to do—maybe the very thing they need to do—and for the adults in their lives to believe that they can.

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