Time for Action:
Civics Education in Middle School 
April 5, 2017

FROM:  
Ma ry Kubasak, President
Jean Pierce and Hilary Denk, Issues Co-Chairs
 
RE:  HB 1252 -- Civics Education in Middle School 

ACTION NEEDED
Please urge your state Representative to vote YES for HB 1252 to require every public elementary school to include civics education in its 6th, 7th, and 8th grade curriculum.

WHY IT MATTERS
Quality civics courses have tremendous impact. For example, when Florida introduced a required civics course in middle school, 61% of Florida students achieved proficiency in civics, compared to 22% of middle school students nationally in the most recent NAEP Civics Assessment.
 
Citizens with high levels of civic knowledge vote regularly and participate broadly in our democracy.

Find contact information for   your State Legislators at http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
League of Women Voters of Illinois
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 634, Chicago, IL  60604
Phone: (312) 939-5935  | Email:  issues@lwvil.org  | website:  www.lwvil.org
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