Students in Washington state get too little instruction on basic civics, from constitutional rights to how government functions.
To show kids why their voices matter, Seattle will amp up voter-education lessons for all grade levels.
Legislators in both the Seattle City and King County councils endorse Civics for All initiative that incorporates more civics into Washington’s public school curriculum.
County and Seattle City Council boost “Civics for All” initiative for Seattle Schools
Originally published Monday, March 17, 2014 on Seattle City Council Website.
Civics for All Resolution
On March 17, 2014 the Seattle City Council and King County Council passed tandem “Resolutions of Support for the Civics for All Initiative.” The 9-0, 9-0 unanimous votes signify a major voice of support for the Seattle School District to adopt Civics for All in the Seattle Public Schools.
…The notion that students should stand up for their weaker classmates, for the “outsiders,” harks back to democracy’s loftiest ideals, like equal justice under law, “e pluribus unum,” and “majority rule, minority rights.”…
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