Proos Encourages Passage of Bill That Would Ensure American Founding Documents are Taught in Grade School

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State Senator John Proos is supporting a measure that would allow teachers in all Michigan K through 12 schools to use unedited versions of America’s founding documents for grade-level instruction. Under the plan, teachers would be encouraged to do more to teach students about documents like the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

Proos says that an Intermediate School District or a public charter school would have to allow grade-level instruction on those documents and the philosophy they entail. Also, references to God couldn’t be removed from them.

Proos also supports a Senate bill that would designate September eleventh through the 17th as “Patriot Week,” and encourage Michigan K through 12 schools to participate in the week with instruction that promotes an understanding of American history.

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Consider Taking Amtrak For Your Holiday Travels

In a world where we are constantly connected, the holiday season offers us a chance to cast the worries of our everyday life aside and really reconnect with our loved ones.

If you will be traveling this holiday season to gather with family and friends, I encourage you to consider taking the train.
Amtrak is a great way for people to travel without worrying about traffic, weather or gas prices.

Riding the train offers a unique opportunity for riders to sit back and unwind as they travel, while also helping ease the pressure on gas prices and reduce road congestion.

Amtrak ridership in Michigan increased 4 percent in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. Nearly 909,000 people rode the train in Michigan last year — up from about 874,000.

Most traffic was on the Wolverine route that travels through Pontiac, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo and several cities on its way to Chicago. Michigan also has the Pere Marquette between Grand Rapids and Chicago and the Blue Water route that features stops in East Lansing and Kalamazoo as it connects Port Huron to Chicago.

With Amtrak more popular than ever, I encourage Southwest Michigan residents who are considering taking the train for the family holiday trip to make their reservations early.

Check out Amtrak.com for further information. Residents may book trips, change reservations and print eTickets through Amtrak’s eTicketing site at: http://www.amtrak.com/deals.

Amtrak continues to give Michigan families options to enjoy their travels.

Most importantly, Amtrak can help residents gather together with loved ones and enjoy the Christmas holiday.