How the United States can pass Civics 101
The “Nation’s Report Card” is in, and it’s dismal. According to the most recent analysis by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, less than a quarter of U.S. high school seniors demonstrate proficiency in civics, and just 12 percent of them meet that standard for U.S. history. The figures are only modestly better for students in grades 4 and 8. Adults aren’t doing much better.
Originally published: May 2, 2021
Author: David Wippman
Institution: Hamilton College
Published by: The Hill