Students in Washington state get too little instruction on basic civics, from constitutional rights to how government functions.
Author Archive: Web Hutchins
Education and nature are sacred in Washington. Yet when we build new schools, tens of thousands of trees on state trust lands are felled to fund their construction.
Seattle can do a better job developing engaged citizens by strengthening education in civics, according to guest columnists Web Hutchins and Judith Billings.
This year, educators and their fellow citizens celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s ethereal “I Have a Dream” speech and his prophetic “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” The unbridled urgency of King’s passion for justice almost jumps from the page, transcending time and inspiring us today to build civically engaging schools for all our children.
If you just connected to the Civics for All website from Web Hutchins’ recent op-ed on “Civics in the Core” in Education Week’s 8/7/2013 edition, we hope you enjoyed it and will forward wide and far to those who support civics education. Most importantly, we want to welcome you to our open source website. We […]
Civics for All has been received enthusiastically by a wide variety of organizations, locally and nationally. Locally: Parents Across America (Seattle), Stand for Children Washington, the League of Women Voters, City Year, the Council for Public Legal Education (CPLE), and CityClub of Seattle. Nationally: The Center for Civics Education, the National Council for the Social […]
Your future called. It wants a better civics education. A new national initiative is looking at demographic shifts and asking the question: Should schools go back to teaching good old fashioned civics again? … Some are blaming this voting apathy on the lack of quality civics education in our schools. Like South Lake High School […]
Seattle: A Model for Civics Education By Brady Delander www.everystudentacitizen.org … It is difficult to take these ideas—big or small—from a concept floating around in your head to actual reality. That requires a certain level of fearlessness, tenacity, and commitment. Which is what makes the Civics for All Initiative so remarkable and exciting. Conceived in […]
Pettigrew’s nominee wins Legislature’s Civic Educator of the Year Award Seattle Public Schools News – Staff Celebrations South Lake High School teacher wins Legislature’s Civic Educator award May 29, 2013 | Audience: Families, Community, Staff | Contact: Communications Phone: (206) 252-0200
Issue 240 (May/June 2013) Civics for All: Official Recognition