2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress

Do you agree that Americans ought to understand the principles on which this country was founded? If so, you’re going to be troubled by the latest national civics assessment, the 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Help us reverse these troubling trends among young Americans today!

American civic knowledge has gone even lower, and we at the Bill of Rights Institute believe that downturn is a direct result of declining study of our nation’s Founding documents. We are dedicated to bringing those documents back to every high-school classroom in America, and to giving teachers the resources and training they need to teach Constitutional principles effectively.

This crisis in civic education was the catalyst for the launch of the our 2012 campaign, with a goal of reaching 500,000 students with the words and ideas of America’s Founders by the end of 2012. As of this month we have already reached 346,742 students!

Forty percent of all students participating in the NAEP civics assessment are of voting age – won’t you help us reach this ambitious goal, so that as these students prepare to exercise their responsibilities as voting citizens, they are grounded in the principles of our nation’s Founders?

Read our press release on the NAEP civics results here.