Posted by Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a resident of the Jensen Tract neighborhood, on Oct 2, 2009 at 7:21 pm
Thanks Civic Minded for posting this.
We the People or Comp Civics, as it is sometimes known in Pleasanton, is a nationwide program aimed at creating participatory citizens who can use civil skills and dispositions while becoming active in their community. The Center for Civic Education is also the umbrella institution that creates and distributes, Project Citizen. Representative Democracy in Action, as well as a myriad of other programs for elementary, middle and high school. The materials adhere to the state standards across the country and use authentic assessment to measure success. The roots of the Center goes back to the 60s, however the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution was developed to strengthen knowledge of government in schools to celebrate the 200 anniversary of the Bill of Rights.
Training and materials are provided at no charge to teachers and students. Thousands of students throughout the nation have benefited from this program. Endorsement just takes about 15 seconds. No one will contact you. It only asks for your name, title, school if applicable, hometown and state. Anyone who supports the program can sign the list. The Center is trying to determine how far reaching the program has become. Undoubtably, this will help for funding.
Pleasanton is among the communities who has reaped the benefit of this program for over twenty years. Thank you to all who has supported WTP with your time, money and family commitment. Not only do I teach the program in Fremont, but two of my children benefited from the excellent program at Amador Valley. Please take a moment, go to the web link and sign.