House Enrolled Act 1384 would require students to take a semester-long civics education course in grades 6, 7 or 8. Jordan, who support the bill, said young Hoosiers usually take a government class during their senior year of high school, but this legislation is designed to reach students earlier.
“We want to help young people understand how government works early on in their education and encourage them to be engaged citizens,” Jordan said. “Our democracy depends on our participation in order to ensure the public’s interest is well served and protected.”
This legislation comes out of a recommendation from the Civics Education Task Force led by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. House Enrolled Act 1384 is now eligible for action by the governor. For more information, visit iga.in.gov.