New Initiative to Promote High School Civics Education Lands in Oklahoma

February 8th, 2017|

A couple of legislators are heading an effort to make sure Oklahoma’s high school students know the basics of U.S. government by promoting civics. The Civics Education Initiative would like to see schools test students with the same test immigrants to the U.S. are required to take before becoming citizens. Read more.

Are Students Learning to be Good Citizens?

February 8th, 2017|

For years, voter turnout has been dropping, political polarization has been rising and the art of compromise has been waning. That much is agreed upon and the need for increased civics education in schools is obvious. What isn’t obvious is the "how.” Advocates hold differing visions for civic learning. Read this in-depth report for a [...]

Alabama bill would require student citizenship exam

February 2nd, 2017|

Alabama high school graduates would have to pass the United States citizenship exam in order to get their diploma if a bill from two lawmakers from Morgan County is approved.  Read more.