New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Friday legislation requiring civics instruction at the middle school level. Currently, New Jersey is one of a minority of states which does not require civics lessons which teach the history of the American system of voting and democracy for middle school students. A survey of the state’s 522 school districts with students grades 6 – 8 found that only 29 of them offer civics education. The new law, dubbed “Laura Wooten’s Law,” is named in honor of the longest continuously serving poll worker in American history. ABC 7.
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