News

Superintendent: Only One Complaint from District Parents Received over Workbook

Superintendent: Only One Complaint from District Parents Received over Workbook

Springfield interim school superintendent Bob Hill believes a recent dust-up over a workbook used to teach students the US Constitution is minor and most of the controversery came from outside the area.

“The vast majority of it came from outside the district.  The original concern was concerned by a single parent. As far as I know, he was the only parent to raise issue with the workbook in 14 years” says Hill.

A Facebook posting about the material, that seems to simplify the Constitution, went viral. Hill says the book is no longer in use pending further review from teachers to ensure it is accurate.

The passage in question says the second amendment calls for weapons to be strictly regulated–which it does not–prompting calls from some gun rights advocates.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Frerichs Releases Treasurer’s Office Audit

frerichs

The state treasurer says an independent review of his office has found problems with an internship program and a college scholarship program that needs a complete overhaul.

in Local

Jobe Supports Historic Preservation Agency Consolidation with DCEO

jobeuber

Illinois' historic sites are -- if the governor gets his way -- on their way to being part of an expanded Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

in Local

Langfelder Updates on Transition

3-11-15 Langfelder

What does Springfield Mayor-Elect Jim Langfelder expect his transition team to help him with?

in Local

Lincoln Funeral Coalition: Still No Word on Obama Appearance

lincoln

"I've not heard from the Secret Service, so I don't know that [Obama will be coming]."

in Local

Welcoming Centers for Immigrants Affected By Funding Cuts

immigration

The immediate cuts to immigrant services include closing 10 welcoming centers around the state.