Midyear Meeting

ABA Calls for More Civics Education

The ABA on Monday called on federal and state governments to require civic education for elementary, middle, and secondary students in the nation’s schools and provide grant funding for such programs.

The ABA’s Commission on Civic Education is organizing civics academies that will be staffed by lawyers nationwide for high school students. The first one will take place this weekend, and others will follow in the spring.

Civics education is one of the major projects of ABA President Stephen Zack’s year in office. His December 2011 ABA Journal column described ABA activities on the topic.

Resolution 300 (PDF) passed the House on an overwhelming voice vote. No one spoke in opposition.

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