NJ passes law mandating civics class for all middle schoolers
(This happened several months ago. Supposed to be mandatory in 2022/2023 school year)
"The insurrection was alarming to many people and served as a wakeup call that we need to prepare future generations about civics and government." - Sen Shirley Turner (D)
"So maybe 30 years of not having civics, this is what you get." - Arlene Gardner, President of NJ Center for Civic Education, who is developing the curriculum
"One of the areas that we've really started working on is those skills for having a CIVIL discourse when you disagree with people."