Statements

June 6, 2023

CCL Supports AB 787: Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy

CCL Letter of Support AB 787

 

June 6, 2023

CCL Supports AB 873: Media Literacy

CCL Letter of Support AB 873

 

August 27, 2021
The Need to Teach About our Democratic Ideals and Structures

Anti-democratic forces are growing stronger in our country and threaten the stability of our fragile republic. California students need to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and dispositions to be informed, tolerant and engaged citizens. They need to understand why and how to find common ground in our pluralistic society. We must instill a shared commitment to preserving and striving for our nation’s ideals.

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December 7, 2021
Civic Learning and Ethnic Studies

Schools with highly effective civic learning programs driving strong ethnic studies courses can restore our nation, our communities, and our institutions to places of civility, respect, and integrity, committed to upholding the ideals of our democratic creed for all Americans. In high-quality civic learning, students learn to think critically, develop research skills, assess and synthesize information, and present coherent arguments based on data.

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