In the effort to reform American education, civics has received little attention. To spur efforts to improve the civics education that students receive, four congressmen introduced the Sandra Day O'Connor Civics Education Act. This article argues that while the legislation may provide some marginal benefits, it is unlikely to have a great impact on civics education. The article then proposes ideas on what additional measures such legislation might take to genuinely improve civics instruction for students around the country. The article concludes by explaining the necessity of reforming civics education and laying out the benefits of implementing the proposed changes.
Marcus A. Gadson,
Reevaluating the Importance of Civics Education,
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