"Well, we didn’t start public schools just to teach reading, writing and arithmetic. We did it to have an informed and engaged citizenry, but we seem to have lost track of that purpose somewhere along the way. Especially here in New Jersey: When we started to pursue this bill 12 years ago, 30 states had civics and New Jersey didn’t."
-- Arlene Gardner, President, Board of Directors, NJ Center for Civics Education at Rutgers University
Read The Star-Ledger Q&A here.