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Written collaboratively by the Save Our Schools 2011 Executive Committee in conjunction with Richard Dreyfuss

There is no greater mandate in education than guiding our children to act as responsible citizens engaged in their community, nation, and the world around them. Our children will be the source of new ideas, new industries, and new jobs; the source of new problems facing our world. Excellence in Civics education is the linchpin of our success or failure in the world being created right now. This effort must be non-partisan. The principles upon which our country was founded shattered Old World notions of governance, and our Constitution remains, to this day, nothing short of a political miracle.

Teachers must have the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to convey these principles to the students they serve, and to nourish and cultivate bright, eager, civic-minded and responsible citizens to serve our future.