The State of Civics Education
Millions of American students and adults continue to be unfamiliar with how their government works at even a basic level, leading experts to, at worst, sound the alarm about a crisis in civics education or, at best, to call for its revitalization. Legislators, educators and civic-minded organizations are working to reverse this trend with the hope of reinvigorating American civics.
NCSL offers a wide variety of resources for state legislators and staff, who are the face of state government for most of their constituents. Legislators and staff inhabit a unique space to interact with citizens and to promote engagement and participation in all levels of American democracy. Whether interacting with schoolchildren on state capitol tours, at town halls or in classrooms, NCSL’s materials, resources and talking points will help legislators and staff inspire the next generation of voters and representatives.