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Explore the debate and science of Civics Education.

May 31, 2022

Arizona: A Civics Education Desert

Marina Ziemnick

"Educating for Citizenship: The Arizona Case Study" serves as a word of caution to reformers who seek to appease both sides in the battle over American education.

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May 27, 2022

NAS Offers Recommendations to Further Improve Colorado's Social Studies Standards

National Association of Scholars

While better than the first draft, Colorado's latest draft social studies standards can still be substantially improved. 

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May 12, 2022

First Amendment Violations, Social Transitioning, and "Gender Affirming Care"

John D. Sailer

The question of gender self-identification—whether a person can self-identify into a different sex—will likely become one of this year’s most salient education issues.

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April 14, 2022

The Real Meaning of “Social and Emotional Learning”

John D. Sailer

Social and Emotional Learning is everywhere. But its ambiguous definition invites “concept creep,” and the concept has come to justify ever more ideological activities.

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April 5, 2022

The Second Act of Civics Secures Democracy

Marina Ziemnick

We want our message to Congress to come across loud and clear: we see the Civics Secures Democracy Act for what it is, and we will not let it go unchallenged. 

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April 1, 2022

The Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy Delivers a Civic Education

Mike Sabo

UVA's Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy gives students and teachers the opportunity to carry on the legacy of American citizenship.

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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 3, 2022

School Board Recalls, “No Place for Hate,” and the Return of the Trojan Horse

John D. Sailer

Activists are once again pushing for federal civics legislation that would fund ideologically-charged education across the country. Now is the time for a renewed effort to oppose these bills.

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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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March 1, 2022

Press Release: NAS Unveils Civics Alliance Website

National Association of Scholars

The Civics Alliance and its website will be a clearinghouse for Americans who want to restore a civics education that teaches students about America’s exceptional heritage of freedom.

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