The Oklahoma State Senate approved legislation Wednesday requiring the State Board of Education to adopt a policy that establishes different levels of content and rigor of subject matter being taught in schools during Veteran’s Day and Celebrate Freedom Week, and that content should be grade-appropriate.
House Bill 2229 is authored by State Senator Earl Garrison, D-Muskogee and Rep. Ed Cannaday, D-Porum. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration.
Celebrate Freedom Week is designed to educate students about the sacrifices made for freedom in the founding of the country and the values on which the country was founded.
“Freedom Week is a great opportunity for students across this state to not only learn about the history of the United States, but also honor the thousands of Oklahoma men and women who have honorably served in the military defending our freedom” said Garrison, an Air Force Reserves veteran. “We owe it to these brave servicemen and women to teach our young people what defending this nation means and what its ideals of freedom and liberty means.”