http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...mandateteachingofconstitutioninsertedintobill The only problem with this is that "a part of a day each year" learning about the Constitution is nowhere near enough, and it's pretty fvcking sad that this isn't mandated already. Still, while I'd never be mistaken as a proponent of increased federal control over public schools, I think this is a good thing. In fact, I don't see it as a federal control issue--after all, the federal government isn't saying the schools HAVE to follow the guidelines, it's saying they have to follow the guidelines if they want to receieve federal aid. This is much the same issue as the recent, abominably stupid court ruling that bars the government from witholding federal aid from colleges that don't allow military recruiters on campus as a violation of the schools' freedom of speech. Um, hello? Freedom of speech is a constitutional right, yes, but federal aid for universities is not. Abysmally stupid ruling. But credit where credit is due, good on Byrd for this one.