Civics education benefits everyone

A recent Newsweek magazine survey revealed that almost one in three Americans does not know the name of the vice president of the United States. This survey highlights the lack of civics awareness in our nation. If Americans do not know something as basic as the vice president’s name, should we assume they will know how their school board and county council make decisions? Or why freedom of the press or religion are guaranteed in our Bill of Rights or why those rights are fundamentally important to who we are as Americans?
Indiana’s lawyers support two civic education curricula in Indiana’s schools called “We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution and Project Citizen.” While not all schools take advantage of the curricula, many do and all may. Students in fifth, eighth and 12th grades learn about the U.S. Constitution and the public policy process. They study history and develop critical thinking skills, hone public speaking, research and teamwork skills — all needed for success in college or any workplace.
Research shows that the participants in these programs are more likely to vote, to contact a public official about an issue and to follow local and national issues.
Everyone benefits when civic education is a priority. You need not have a law degree to join us in supporting these programs which are fundamental in preserving the unique form of American government.
Learn more at
www.anhourforcivics.org.
— Jeff Lind, attorney
Terre Haute

http://tribstar.com/opinion/x1019709492/Readers-Forum-April-20-2011

 

 

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