Michael G. Sheppard

Activist, Game Changer

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Progress on the New Career-Education Law Michael G. Sheppard

Progress on the New Career-Education Law

Senate lawmakers are currently working on improvements in the Perkins Career and Technical Education Law, a law that provides for federal spending for technical education in the United States. This re-authorization of the Perkins Law will now give states and local educational facilities more flexibility in determining where their funding should be directed to reach career […]

What Teachers Have Accomplished in a Year of Protesting Michael G. Sheppard

What Teachers Have Accomplished in a Year of Protesting

Teachers across the nation decided to stand up this year for both themselves and their students. While several things were accomplished because of their protests, many teachers still remain frustrated with the lack of changes they are seeing.   Wages   Arizona: Teachers in Arizona were requesting a 20% salary increase for next school year, […]

Could a Second Amendment repeal hurt the constitution_ _Michael G. Sheppard (1)

Could A Second Amendment Repeal Hurt The Constitution?

Only one amendment to the United States Constitution has ever been repealed, and that is the 18th Amendment prohibiting alcohol sales and distribution. This act required ratification of the 21st Amendment, which was specifically enacted to repeal the 18th. Constitutional Amendments are the most sacred legislative act in the United States. They are exceedingly difficult, […]

Know The Constitution & The Bill of Rights_ _ Michael G. Sheppard

Know The Constitution & The Bill of Rights?

The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Signed 229 years ago, the constitution explains regulations, executive power, rights, and responsibilities. Though there’s quite a bit most Americans know about the constitution, there are few a misunderstandings, read on to learn a little more about the original constitution: Catholics, women, and African Americans weren’t allowed the right […]

In What Ways Has New Technology Challenged The U.S. Constitution_ _ Michael G. Sheppard

The Obamas, Clintons, Bushes, and Melania Trump Photographed At Barbara Bush’s Funeral

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and George H. W. Bush, their first wives, along with first lady Melania Trump were photographed together at the late Barbara Bush’s funeral. The Obamas, Clintons, Bushes, and Melania Trump all posed for a photo together after the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush. This comes after […]

In What Ways Has New Technology Challenged The U.S. Constitution_ _ Michael G. Sheppard

In What Ways Has New Technology Challenged The U.S. Constitution?

Written over 230 years ago, the United States Constitution has proven to be incredibly enduring. That it still provides the political structure for the most powerful country in the world attests to the brilliance of its writers. The separation of powers described in the Constitution still serve to keep our government functional, and the Bill […]

Michael G. Sheppard

5 Creative Concepts For Educating Youth on Civic Engagement

How can we effectively educate young people on civics? Is it enough to hand them books and have practiced and exhausted conversations about historical events? Let’s help children understand the election process by inviting them to engage in debates and utilize important resource guides. President For A Day: Encourage students to understand the importance of the […]

Michael G. Sheppard

Education on Democratic Tradition Is Important To Civic Participation

Democracy doesn’t simply happen every November. It happens every day. Year-round, taking place within the voting booth and outside of a political office, democracy is always in action. Democracy happens when young parents poll their children about what they might want for dinner; when counting ballots for homecoming queen; or when deciding the class president. Establishing a tradition of civic […]

Michael G. Sheppard

Online Constitutional Law Courses through Coursera and MOOCs for FREE

Did you know you could be taking free online Constitutional law courses through Coursera and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), hosted by top colleges and universities? Constitutional interpretation, analysis, and learning concepts may sound tedious or may look like expensive subjects to explore. However, there are some online classes available, each effectively able to share […]

Michael G. Sheppard

Constitution Law and Kids: 6 Books To Spur Interest in the U.S. Constitution

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land, but it alludes many young people. A simple way to make the constitution more relatable, more accessible is by giving young boys and girls tools to better understand the writing and the intention behind those hallowed words. There has been an impossible […]

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