Every election cycle I’ll run into a few people who will at some point during the conversation lean in, tilt their head to indicate how serious they are, and declare with absolutely certainty: “Civics is no longer taught in schools!” I know from a small sampling of folks I’ve spoken to, we each can recall learning Civics in our youth, and my children who are currently attending Minnesota public schools are learning civics.
So what’s this all about? Why is there a perception that Civics isn’t being taught in school? And what is the Minnesota school curriculum for education around social studies, government, and civics?
Ron Hustvedt, Middle School Social Studies Teacher & Board Member of the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies
Steve Cwodzinski, State Senator, District 48
Citizenship Practice Test
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