Time for Action: Civic Education

Time for Action
Time Range For Action Alert: 
April 11, 2019 to April 11, 2020
ACTION NEEDED: 
Please ask your State Representative to support HB2265 to require every public elementary school to include civic education in its 6th, 7th, or 8th grade curriculum. The bill is on 3rd Reading.
 
WHY IT MATTERS:
Quality civic courses have tremendous impact. For example, when Florida introduced a required civic course in middle school, 61% of Florida students achieved proficiency in civics, compared to 22% of middle school students nationally in the most recent NAEP Civic Assessment. Citizens with high levels of civic knowledge vote regularly and participate broadly in our democracy.
 
 
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