A measure that would require the state to develop an online civics curriculum for state workers is on the Thursday agenda for the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill, authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, would require that employees take the online course when they are hired, promoted or reclassified after July 1, 2015.Of course it would be nice if more people, especially those who work for our government, understood how government is supposed to work. But in this case I worry about the potential for politically-motivated, heavily-biased curriculum. I’m not sure this would be a good expenditure of state money. I'm willing to be convinced otherwise, though.
Yee, a candidate for California secretary of state, wrote the bill last year after learning that only a third of Americans can name the three branches of U.S. government.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
State Worker Civics Test
So far I'm on the fence about this: