The goals of civic education are manifold in the US. Some people believe an end goal for civic education is practical application. This includes students learning the principles of federalism and voting in local, state, and national elections. Others believe an end goal for civics is a responsible citizenship. For example, From Classroom to Citizen: American Attitudes on Civic Education identified that 94% of study participants believe “civic education makes a major contribution to developing responsible citizens” and 90% believe it is “instilling a sense of national pride.”

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