Tag: Citizenship Test

Weekly News Roundup

This Week in Civics: A New Hampshire Controversy and a New Massachusetts Legislator

Andy Vargas, new state rep in Massachusetts.

Here’s a quick round-up of civics education news and columns from around the country this week. There’s a controversy in New Hampshire, a couple of columns from Texas and Minnesota, proposed legislation in Nebraska, and a new legislator in Massachusetts. Civics Education and Curriculum in Texas For the second week in a row, I read […]

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Weekly News Roundup

This Week in Civics: Voting Age, We the People, and the Fate of the Civics Testing Initiative

A hand holding a "I Voted" sticker.

What age should people be allowed to vote – 21? 18? 16? That’s one of the issues in the news this week. Here’s a round-up of civics related items that have cropped up throughout the country. Besides youth voting, other topics include civics classes in New Hampshire, Libby Liberty in Alabama, a new research institute […]

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A Better Legislative Approach to Improving Civics Education in New Jersey

A civics oriented picture of the United States Constitution laid over an American flag.

There are people out there advocating for the U.S. Citizenship test to be administered as a graduation requirement. Like we discussed last week, this is a bad idea. This legislation passed in some states, including Arizona and Wisconsin, and legislators introduced it in others. It’s not hard to see why. Just about everyone agrees that […]

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Test Don’t Teach: This Is Not How You Fix Civics Education

Hand taking a standardized test.

Legislators take note – tests are not the right answer. They’re an easy answer. They’re a simple answer. But they don’t make education better, and they’re not the way to make civics education better. While searching for some civics related info earlier tonight, I stumbled upon this gem: Civics Education Initiative. It’s an innocuous sounding […]

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