Arlington, VA – The Bill of Rights Institute calls on American citizens to renew their support of civic education in light of discouraging results from the recent National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, the NAEP civics assessment demonstrates a continuing decrease in civic knowledge among young adults.

The NAEP civics assessment measures the knowledge and skills critical to the responsibilities of American citizenship. The study found an increase at grade four, no significant change for grade eight, and a decrease in grade 12 of student knowledge of the principles necessary for civic engagement....

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