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Shown Here:
Passed Senate without amendment (04/29/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Expresses the sense of the Senate that:

  • civic education is essential to the well-being of the constitutional government of the United States,
  • comprehensive and formal instruction in civics and government provides students with a basis for understanding the rights and responsibilities of citizens under such government,
  • elementary and secondary schools are encouraged to offer courses on the history and theories of such government, and
  • civics and government teachers are well served by having access to professional development programs that enhance their capacity to provide effective civic education in the classroom.