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Constitutions in the classroom

March 7, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

Read Across America is a Lee County School program to bring books and readers into the classrooms. It started by reading Dr. Seuss books to young students in elementary schools. For the past three years, readers from Cape 912 have been invited into the classrooms of many Lee County schools. We provide pocket books containing the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution to each student, 1,940 this year. Keeping with each school's schedule, Cape 912 sends two volunteer readers to each school to read parts of the Constitution and to discuss various sections. Discussions such as the separation of powers and that the United States is a Republic and not a democracy are discussed with the students and other areas leading from the students questions, usually the Bill of Rights and other Amendments.

The volunteer readers this year included Therese Everly, Kitty Dandridge, Kraig Hankins, Charlie Myer, Thomas Davis, Vic Argento, Scott Tonk, Lee Jones, Helene, Dave Doan, Richard Kudla, Bobbi Orris, Brenda Streblow, Nadia Hoots, Dick Kennedy, and Representative Dane Eagle. Several of these people volunteered at more than one school. They should all be commended for giving so much of their time to help the teachers introduce their students to our Constitution.

Cape 912 looks forward to reading and discussing our Constitution with students in the future.

George Miller,

president, Cape 912, Inc.

Cape Coral



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