The Center for Civic Education is pleased to announce the 30th Anniversary We the People National Finals, April 21–24, 2017. More than one thousand students and teachers will participate in the competition at a new location in the National Conference Center in the Washington, D.C., area.
The 2016-17 state-level hearing questions are now available! The questions will be used in statewide high school We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competitions held across the nation. Winners of the state competitions qualify to compete at the We the People National Finals.
Two We the People teachers received the American Lawyers Alliance 2016 Law-Related Education Teacher of the Year Award. Holly Katchner of Blackfoot High School in Idaho and Natalie O’Brien of North Smithfield High School in Rhode Island were honored along with Michael D. Seger of Howard Middle School in Florida.
When it comes to finding the necessary funds to provide high-quality professional development to American educators, we should take the long view and see the greater societal benefit of such an investment. We should be careful not to be trapped into regressive budgeting plans that play into the old warning against being “penny wise and pound foolish.”