Governing Magazine, https://www.governing.com/now/civic-education-is-having-a-moment-this-is-what-that-means
For decades, America dropped the ball on teaching students about democratic governance processes. It is now seem as essential to repairing a battered democracy. Fewer than half of Americans could name all three branches of government, down from 56 percent in 2021. (One in four could not name any.) There were sharp declines in the ability of respondents to name freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.
An October 2022 poll by the nonprofit iCivics found overwhelming bipartisan support for more civics education, with almost 7 in 10 saying that it is more important today than five years ago.
The needs, opportunities and strategies for advancing civics education will be highlighted in the first National Civic Learning Week, March 6-10. iCivics is cosponsoring the event in partnership with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the National Archives Foundation, the Farvue Foundation, Microsoft and the SN Charitable Foundation.