Friday, September 16, 2005

mark your calendar

today is constitution day. or maybe its tomorrow - and just moved to today so school kids across america can celebrate. in any case, my sister forwarded me this email. keep in mind, she's in her 20s, in her third year of medical school and graduated from yale. she also works 16 hour days doing her rotation in the HIV and oncology ward in elmhurst, queens:

Attention students –

As you may or may not have heard, President George W. Bush signed a law that designates September 17 as Constitution Day. All federally funded institutions have been asked to provide educational programming for all students on the U.S. Constitution. As a federally funded school, we are required to implement a program for you.

We ask you (on an honor system) to access the attached document and to read the information. We trust that you will comply with this requirement so that funding will continue to be available to our institution to provide great educational experiences for you.

We recognize that you have MANY responsibilities and obligations – this should only take a few minutes.

We thank you for your attention.

attached is a 2 page doc that outlines the history of the constitution with such gems as "The constitution of the united states is the primary law of the US federal government."

no child left behind indeed.


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