Press Coverage & Endorsements

 
The Christian Science Monitor December 17, 2003
Education World May 3, 2004
Washington Post - August 18, 2004

"When the story of the 106th Congress is written, its most glorious hour might just be today, when the kids from. . . civics classes take a bus to Washington and lobby the House and Senate to print the Constitution on the back of the one-dollar bill."
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, JUNE 29, 1999

 ". . .may be the greatest idea ever originated in any school system."
THE TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

"It's such an important document on such an important piece of paper."
GOOD MORNING AMERICA

"The ultimate civics lesson." CNN NEWS

"It sounds like a good idea." CBS THIS MORNING

". . . during this seemingly quixotic drive, students have learned not only the fundamentals of the nation's most important document, but how government works:  how to work with legislators, how to lobby, and the difference between getting a bill introduced in Congress and having it discussed in a subcommittee hearing."  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR  

"Jonathan Green, a Patrick Henry 10th-grader, says his work on the Liberty Bill project has helped him in his high school government class.  'It shows us how politics are very human, made up of so many people and viewpoints,' he explains.  His mother , Miriam Green, says she's seen how government has come alive for the kids because the project takes them beyond learning facts and gets them involved in the process." 
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR  

". . .promotes patriotic education for all Americans and is another way to preserve our national history." VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES

". . .we cherish this idea."  MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART

"A fantastic learning experience, the Liberty Bill has inspired me to pursue politics like never before."  JESSIE, MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT

Endorsements From Political And Community Leaders

"I'd love to see the whole U.S. Senate and the whole Congress see this presentation and I guarantee you it will sail through." 
SENATOR GEORGE ALLEN, GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA 1994-1998

"I am blown away by your [the students'] presentation."
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ERIC CANTOR

"I am convinced that if every Member of Congress saw the presentation I saw at Patrick Henry High School yesterday, an overwhelming majority of them would immediately support the bill." U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TOM BLILEY, RETIRED

"I agree with the students of Liberty Middle School. The Constitution belongs to the people. It should be in their hands." SENATOR JOHN WARNER

". . .the ideals of good citizenship, American history, and respect for the Constitution to every person in the world who touches a dollar bill." SENATOR CHUCK ROBB

"This is the best presentation I have ever witnessed by secondary schools."    
U. S. REPRESENTATIVE TOM BLILEY, RETIRED

"This is probably the finest presentation that I have been privileged to be a part of.  That was a most professional and mature presentation."
DELEGATE FRANK HARGROVE, VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

"The Liberty Dollar Bill Project is a wonderful example of capturing creative young talent and concepts for the future in a way that makes a major contribution to understanding our constitution."  LT. GOVERNOR JOHN H. HAGER

"It's inspiring to see Virginia's youth driving the message of America.  The idea behind the Liberty Bill is fundamental; it's a constant reminder of the freedoms we fought for and must protect." ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY

"Elected and appointed officials listening to the students....The cornerstone of democracy is listening to the people." MRS. SUE WATSON, CHAIRMAN, HANOVER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

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