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September 15, 2022

New Campaign for Social Studies Standards Reform

David Randall

With the 2022–2023 school year officially in full swing, the Civics Alliance is beginning a new, nationwide campaign for social studies standards reform.

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June 30, 2022

Civics Secures Democracy, American Birthright, and the Return of Resolute

John D. Sailer

"Resolute" is back—and as Independence Day approaches, there is no shortage of news about the embattled state of American civics education.

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March 31, 2022

Litmus Tests, Ethnic Studies, and the Battle for Public Education

John D. Sailer

California remains a battlefield for education policy. This applies to K-12 education just as much as higher education.

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March 30, 2022

Open Letter: Congress Must Oppose the Civics Secures Democracy Act

The Civics Alliance

An open letter to oppose the Civics Secures Democracy Act, whether in its original or its revised form. In practice, the Civics Secures Democracy Act will enable the federal government to impose both......

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March 17, 2022

Self-Censorship, “Don’t Say Gay,” and a New Oklahoma Civics Bill

John D. Sailer

This week, Florida is yet again in the news, the Partisanship Out of Civics Act gets a boost, and a student writes about dissent for the New York Times.

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March 1, 2022

Announcing the New Civics Alliance Website

Marina Ziemnick

Over the past few years, civics has taken center stage in the debate over American K-12 education. Our new website offers vital resources for those working to preserve civics education.

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August 12, 2021

South Dakota Says "No" to Federal Programs Propagating Racial Grievance

David Randall

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed an Executive Order directing the South Dakota Department of Education to refrain from applying for any federal grants tied to critical race theory.

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August 11, 2021

Anti-CRT Amendment Added to $3.5 Trillion Federal Spending Bill

David Randall

In a late-night session, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) successfully introduced an amendment to prevent federal funds from being used to promote Critical Race Theory (CRT) in pre-K and K-12 schools. The am......

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August 9, 2021

Strides in Civics Education Reform

David Randall

It's time for a progress report on the movement to reform civics education. How have reform bills fared? How have reformers succeeded by means other than state laws?

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March 22, 2021

The Civics Alliance: A Toolkit

National Association of Scholars

NAS is pleased to release a toolkit for citizens concerned about strengthening traditional civics education and defending the civics curriculum from being taken over by New Civics.

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