CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
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Federal Policy and Civic Skills

April 29th, 2010
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Washington, DC: Today CIRCLE releases a new fact sheet entitled “Civic Skills and Federal Policy” (PDF). The fact sheet notes that citizens can improve their communities, the government, and the nation through active civic engagement and collaboration. To do so requires skills. Educational programs and other government-supported initiatives have been shown to enhance Americans’ civic skills and their levels of engagement. But these programs and other opportunities are scarce and unequal, often provided to people who are already the most likely to be engaged. A lack of civic learning opportunities not only inhibits Americans’ civic participation, but also has harmful consequences for their academic and economic progress.

The fact sheet will be released at a conference at the National Press Club in Washington.  Seventy people will attend, and the speakers include representatives from the United States Department of Education, the Corporation for National and Community Service, Department of Interior, Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, and  Federal Transit Administration along with distinguished scholars and leaders of nonprofits.

This sample graph from the fact sheet illustrates that students from more affluent families are much more likely to experience opportunities to learn civic skill in high school.

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