Missouri And Kansas Standards Not Making The Grade In Civics Education
A study done this year graded civics and U.S history curriculum in all 50 states on a scale of A to F.
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute report found only five states worthy of an A in both categories with 35 states falling below the expected level of education.
Missouri was assigned a C in both areas while Kansas was given a C- in civics and D+ in U.S. history. Both states received an overall rating of "Mediocre: Significant revisions strongly recommended."
We learn more about the study's findings and what the Fordham Institute believes constitutes strong civic and history education.
- Amber M. Northern, PhD, senior vice president for research at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute