Ask your state senator to pass HB 334 to introduce a civic engagement project into the high school civics curriculum!
Less than 25% of American students are proficient in Civics, according to a National Assessment of Education Progress report. Less than half of Utahns can correctly answer basic U.S. history questions. This lack of knowledge prevents people from being informed and engaged citizens. Utah is also ranked 39th in the nation for voter turnout, demonstrating low civic participation in elections.
Civic and character education are fundamental elements of the public education system’s core mission, as described in the Utah Constitution.Current curriculum requires Utah high school students to pass a civics test in order to receive a diploma. HB 334 would add an additional civic engagement project requirement to help students apply concepts in a practical way to encourage lifelong civic participation.
Simply click “Start Writing” to ask your legislator to vote YES on HB 334.