MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A statewide civics curriculum can be created that each one Wisconsin private and non-private faculties must comply with underneath a Republican-authored invoice up for approval Tuesday within the state Assembly.
The measure would additionally require all public college college students to take a minimum of a half credit score in civics schooling with a view to graduate.
Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos launched the measure, saying the nation faces a “civics schooling disaster.”
Groups representing personal faculties, together with these in Wisconsin’s voucher program, oppose having the requirement to show civics positioned on them.
The Wisconsin Association of School Boards says practically all college districts are already offering civics schooling and if the invoice have been to turn out to be regulation, they’d hope these districts may proceed utilizing the identical curriculum.
The measure can also be supported by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.
Under the invoice, the required civics curriculum must embody instructing the historical past and context of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Right and “a way of civic pleasure and want to take part recurrently with authorities in any respect ranges.”
The invoice must go the Senate and Assembly and be signed by Gov. Tony Evers earlier than changing into regulation.
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