National surveys gauging how much Americans know about the basics of their system of government show a decided lack of competency. About a quarter of Americans could not name at least one of the three branches of government, according to a study last year. A new bipartisan bill in the Oregon legislature requires high school students to pass at least one civics class before they can graduate. We’re joined by Sisters High School social studies teacher Gail Greaney and Erin Esparza with Oregon’s Classroom Law Project to find out how civics is taught now and how it will be different.
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