Stamato Commentary: NJ is among few states to recognize value of civics education

August 7, 2023

Faculty Fellow Linda Stamato discusses New Jersey’s commendable focus on civics education as one of the few states recognizing its value. She highlights recent legislative efforts to enhance civics education in the state’s schools, aiming to foster informed and engaged citizens. Stamato lauds New Jersey’s commitment to preparing students for active participation in democracy, emphasizing the importance of teaching them about government processes, civic responsibilities, and critical thinking skills. The article praises New Jersey for taking steps to address gaps in civics education and suggests that this approach could serve as a model for other states to follow.

Morristown Green, August 7, 2023

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