Bipartisan Bill Pushes for Civics Education Update

Senator Lois Court Civics Act of 2021 seeks to address a crisis in trust and understanding of American government

As concerns rise nationwide over the state of American understanding of democracy and its governance, Colorado may soon join the growing number of states reemphasizing civics education in K-12 schools with the proposed Senator Lois Court Civics Act of 2021, approved by the state Senate last week. SB21-067, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Montrose Republican Don Coram and Denver Democrat Chris Hansen, would require the state Department of Education to include in revised academic standards attention to the “history, culture, and social contributions” of ethnic, racial and religious minorit

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