Letter to the editor

Civics Education in Montana and Adjoining States


February 28, 2020

From a 2018 national survey of 524 principals, assistant principals and other school based leaders it was found that only 33% of K-12 schools offer a stand alone civics course. Only 24% of school districts require passing a civics exam. The survey indicated a lack of priority in civics in rural and small town school districts, as well as no appreciable increase of interest in civics after the 2016 elections. The report from the Maryland nonprofit did not list school districts by state. The Education Commission of the States website clearly displays civic educational requirements of all stat...

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