We have a civics education crisis — and deep divisions on how to solve it
According to the most recent analysis by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 13 percent of eighth graders are proficient in U.S. history — down from a peak of 18 percent in 2014. A mere 22 percent of those students are proficient in civics, the first decline since the test began in 1998.
Originally published: May 31, 2023
Author: David Wippman
Institution: Hamilton College
Published by: The Washington Post