Civics and Social Studies in Question in VA Schools

Picture1Many teachers, parents, and policymakers have agreed that the state’s Standards of Learning have forced classroom instruction to be geared toward test-taking, rather than developing more comprehensive learning skills. But as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, as the SOLs are being revised, some are concerned that Social Studies—and ultimately the lessons that teach children civic engagement—are being minimized too much.

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