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The Civics Education Initiative is simple in concept. It requires high school students, as a condition for graduation, to pass a test on 100 basic facts of U.S. history and civics, from the United States Citizenship Civics Test – the test all new US citizens must pass.

The Civics Education Initiative is a first step to ensure all students are taught basic civics about how our government works, and who we are as a nation…things every student must learn to be ready for active, engaged citizenship.

  • Take the Test!

    Every new immigrant to the United States must pass this test to become a citizen. And 92 percent do. Can you get an "A"? See how you would do. Take the test!

  • Join Us!

    The Civics Education Initiative is a coalition of grassroots activists working with state and local leaders to ensure each new generation has the critical knowledge they need to become informed, engaged citizens. Raise your hand and join us. See how you can get involved to pass the Civics Education Initiative in your state!

  • Donate

    Invest in the future by contributing today to help pass the Civics Education Initiative in your state. Our efforts rely on the support of people like you!

BREAKING NEWS

28SEPTEMBER 28 2016

PA joins movement for civics education

SEPTEMBER 28 2016 | 0 Comments

Pa. Lawmaker Wants High School Students To Pass Civics Test To Graduate

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MOST RECENT

WHO'S Involved - National Board of Advisors

  • Unfortunately today, too few students are learning basic civics. In Arizona and Oklahoma studies, for example, the vast majority of high school students failed the same basic civics test that 91% of those applying for U.S. citizenship passed. That's why we need to pass the Civics Education Initiative in all 50 states. Joe Mantegna
    Award-Winning Actor
  • If we want our political process more open and free, with a truly informed citizenry, our young people need to learn real-time civics and real history....that way they can take pride in our country based on the complexities, and the richness, and the real contradictions in the American story. Carl Bernstein
    Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist and Author
  • The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and a basic understanding of it is essential. Understanding the core principles that were enshrined by the Founders, helps to keep the American Dream alive today. Eric Greitens
    Former U.S. Navy Seal & Author
  • The people who favor this have widely differing political beliefs, but they share the belief that it is important for all Americans to know about the first principals of our constitutional government. Betsy Dalrymple
    First Lady of the State of North Dakota
  • Let's make this something that all Americans can get behind, because it's about our country's future, and our children's knowledge of the past to lead them to the future that's important. Bob Holden
    Former Governor of Missouri
  • Think of it: People from all over the world legally immigrating to the United States, many speaking different languages, are passing this basic American history and civics test – in English – while too few of our own students can. Dennis DeConcini
    Former U.S. Senator from Arizona
  • The success of our republic depends on an informed and engaged citizenry Jon Kyl
    Former U.S. Senator from Arizona
  • ... Rudolph W. Giuliani
    Former Mayor of New York City
  • ... Richard Riley
    Former U.S. Secretary of Education

TAKE ACTION

The Civics Education Initiative is a coalition of grassroots activists working with state and local leaders to ensure each new generation has the critical knowledge they need to become informed, engaged citizens. Raise your hand and join us. See how you can get involved to pass the Civics Education Initiative in your state!

About

The Civics Education Initiative is a program of the Civics Proficiency Institute a 501(c)(4) organization affiliated with the Joe Foss Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to creating informed, engaged citizens through civics education and awareness.

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Karen Summers
8925 E. Pima Center Parkway, Suite 100
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
(480) 745-8236