Friday, February 27, 2009

It's civics, stupid

Okay, so no one really called anyone stupid, but today on the House floor, Rep. Dave Quall did plea with fellow legislators to support more civics education in our classrooms.

Legislators voted unanimously to pass Quall’s HB 2132 which essentially calls on the State Board of Education to require an additional half-credit of civics coursework in order to graduate high school. (The Board is currently reworking high school graduation requirements and is considering increasing the Social Studies requirement from 2.5 credits to 3.0 credits. Quall’s bill would only go into effect if the Board adopts that change.)

You can hear Quall’s brief but forceful floor speech here.