Congressman William Hill Boner read George Washington’s Farewell Address on the House floor an annual tradition for nearly 50 years for the last time! The practice began during a joint session of Congress on February 22, 1862.
Until the late 1960’s, it was common for high school students to take 3 separate courses in Civic and government. But Civics classes were slashed as curriculum narrowed over the ensuing decades. It would lose further ground to “core subjects” during the No Child Left Behind Era, which was prompted by union teachers advancing their deficient performing students to the next grade level.
And that is all I’m going to say about that!