Hispanic Heritage Month runs 15th September - 15th October. Constitution Day is 17th September.
So I asked the girls Friday afternoon whether they had celebrated Constitution Day. Linda said no. Bobbie initially said yes, but then corrected herself. They had not learned about the Constitution, but Father Hidalgo.
See, here's the thing. I don't have a problem with Hispanic Heritage Month, though I do think it's a bit stupidly named. (I heartily dislike the lumping-together of several discrete cultures implied by the word Hispanic, as though a Mexican and a Cuban are one and the same, but that's a rant for another day.) I learned about Miguel Hidalgo in school. We have an Hidalgo county. Texas's time as part of Coahuila y Tejas is as important to learn about as is its time as a Republic.
What I have a problem with is the school's inability to take one freaking day out of Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the US Constitution.
I recognize that, as the parent of two in government schools, there are holes in their education I'll have to fill in. This shouldn't be one of them. Basic US History should come from a school paid for by the US government.