Maybe we can ask to learn about history of music, rather than world history?
Walking Into School
Give it a try.. maybe it will work.
World History Class
Mr. Kadlac, can we study history of music instead of world history for the rest of the year?
HAHA! You funny kids.. we can't do that. That is against the state's educational standards.
State standards? What does that even mean? Why can't we learn the things we want to learn about?
Schools don't have much control over what classes they can teach. State officials mandate the classes we teach to make sure standards are met. Ultimately we are powerless because large beuracracies decide what we can and can't do.
Sorry kids. Now please open you textbooks to page 85 so we can get started.