North Carolina House committee rejects teaching gold standard in high school


By Laura Leslie
WRAL-TV5, Raleigh, North Carolina
Monday, September 28, 2015

RALEIGH, North Carolina -- The state House Rules Committee voted Monday to remove a proposed requirement that high school students be taught about the gold standard.

The provision was part of Senate Bill 524, a proposal to add a list of new "founding principles" to those that lawmakers required state schools to teach in 2011. The measure would also add a test on the "Founding Principles" beginning next school year.

The curriculum, a model bill from conservative free-market think tank American Legislative Exchange Council, requires students to receive education on the nation's "founding philosophy and principles" as found in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist Papers.

The five subject areas added in Senate Bill 524 are "constitutional limitations on government power to tax and spend and prompt payment of public debt," "money with intrinsic value," "strong defense and supremacy of civil authority over military," "peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none," and "eternal vigilance by 'We the People.'" ...

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