Join BFA and the PA Civics Coalition for a conversation about the state of civic education in Pennsylvania. Education leaders, including Secretary of Education Dr. Khalid N. Mumin, will discuss the NAEP report and Act 35, spotlight civic learning in the classroom and community, and identify solutions to bolster civic education across the Commonwealth. BFA will be leading a panel on Civics in the Community. Read more to learn about the event and our panel.
BFA panel on Civics in the Community:
Panel description: After decades of underinvestment, the decline in civics education has contributed significantly to the discord and widespread disengagement plaguing our nation. Business can play a constructive role in reversing this trend by partnering with schools and educating their own employees about civics. The health of our democracy and our economic system depend on Americans understanding how our government and elections function.
BFA is a member of the PA Civics Coalition which is a statewide, bipartisan coalition formed in 2019 consisting of former public officials and nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations from across the state interested in the promotion and expansion of civics education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
PA Civics Coalition Members: United States Association of Former Members of Congress, Committee of Seventy, The Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Education, National Constitution Center, PA Commission on Judicial Independence, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, Heinz History Center, Jack Miller Center, PA Youth Vote, and Business for America, Pennsylvania