Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, today presented AB 2546 before the Assembly Education Committee to require that our founding documents and the development of democracy and the U.S. Constitution be taught in public schools. The measure, which passed with bi-partisan support, will also require that a copy of the California Constitution must be available in the classroom for students.
"It is absolutely fundamental to the preservation of a free society that our youth know the history, the documents and the development of our republic. I am excited to see this important measure move forward. " said Donnelly.
AB 2546 adds the Magna Carta, the Articles of Confederation and the California Constitution to the list of documents that must be considered when developing the social science framework. This will ensure that when the framework is reassessed every few years, these documents must remain in the curriculum.
The bill will be heard before the Appropriations Committee next.