Creating Trust in Government through Civics Education

How can state leaders build the public’s confidence in government if the citizenry doesn’t understand how state government works? Although there has traditionally been a reasonable amount taught in schools about the federal level—checks and balances; how a bill becomes a law; and so on—students learn little about the policies, politics and management of states and localities. Fortunately, there’s a growing civics education movement, at both K-12 and university levels, to expand students' understanding about the entities that most closely touch their lives. This FREE CSG eCademy webcast explores the challenges and benefits of civics education both inside and outside the classroom.


Creating Trust in Government through Civics Education
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016
FREE CSG eCademy webcast


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Richard Greene
Senior fellow, The Council of State Governments


Ted McConnell
Executive director, Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools

Andrew Seligsohn
President, Campus Compact   

Dick Simpson
Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago