Bill Hosley, former executive director of the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society, makes an impassioned plea in today's Hartford Courant for more instruction of local history in Connecticut schools. Indeed, he thinks it's time for the General Assembly to require it. "I am not fond of more regulations and mandates," Hosley writes in an op-ed piece. "But if we don't teach our kids what Connecticut has done and why it matters, Connecticut becomes just another place with a throwaway culture." Right on, Bill.