Chester E. Finn, Jr. at AEI:

  • Conservatives should support a national citizenship curriculum to ensure that all students are taught basic civics, such as how the government works and who we are as a nation.
  • The curriculum should be comprised of the vital concepts all students must learn to be ready for active, engaged citizenship; the 100-question US civics naturalization test is a good start.
  • ┬áThe federal government should not impose this curriculum on anyone, but it could incentivize its adoption with funds for states, districts, and individual schools that adopt the curriculum.