Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Springboro School District to Offer David Barton Course in Constitution

Oy vey. Warren Throckmorton tells us about it here.

Update:  See this source too.

Update: And see this for some context.


Tom Van Dyke said...

I estimate the course is not formally part of Springboro High School, but that a private group* is using/renting the school’s facilities.

It appears your phrasing of the headline and blogpost has left some readers with what may well be a false impression, that the school district itself is teaching Bartonism as curriculum.

“Institute on the Constitution (IOTC) is an educational effort sponsored by the Law Office of Peroutka and Peroutka of Pasadena, Maryland.

Their educational program is intended to reconnect Americans to the history of the American Republic and to their heritage of freedom under law.”

See also


[I have notified Warren Throckmorton and expect he'll make the proper clarification. This blog should, too. On the front page.]

Tom Van Dyke said...

In the comments section of his blog--although not yet on his front page-- Warren confirms the course is not offered DIRECTLY by the high school or school district. The facility is being lent, is all.

“Our district makes every effort to be a full community partner in permitting and encouraging the responsible use of school facilities for purposes that serve the community,” school district officials said in a statement. “For example, the district has agreements with area churches, civic groups and sports organizations for facility use as well.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/01/parents-angry-because-religion-may-get-mentioned-in-optional-summer-constitution-class-video/#ixzz2XvVNCMQy

Tom Van Dyke said...

New Headline:

Springboro School District to Allow Course in Constitution Featuring David Barton

Strictly accurate. Well done, Warren.