organization seeks to educate teachers, who will then educate students in
the foundations of our democracy, their privileges, and responsibilities.
These are no longer choice subjects in schools as other activities and
courses compete for classroom time.
Civic Education Washington State, through limited federal and state funding, charitable donations, and grants, seeks to encourage schools to include the basic fundamentals of our Constitution in their curriculum. This is done by providing a limited amount of free sets of textbooks for classroom teachers, offering free civic education professional development opportunities for teachers in Washington, and conducting local, state, and national competitions between schools to promote learning.
There are two civic educational programs: We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, the nationally acclaimed program about the history and philosophy of the civic education regarding the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, and Project Citizen, a portfolio-based civic education program. We have adopted the National Standards for Civics and Government.