TITLE 16
Education

CHAPTER 16-22
Curriculum [See Title 16 Chapter 97 – The Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

SECTION 16-22-2


§ 16-22-2 Civics education.

The general assembly recognizes the importance of a citizenry well educated in the principles of democracy as enunciated in the constitutions of the state of Rhode Island and the United States. The general assembly directs the board of regents for elementary and secondary education to develop and adopt a set of grade level standards K-12 in civics education no later than August 31, 2007. These standards shall include, but not be limited to, the history of the state of Rhode Island, representative government, the rights and duties of actively engaged citizenship, and the principals of democracy. These civic education standards shall be used in the public schools of this state beginning in kindergarten and continuing through to and including grade 12. No private school or private instruction shall be approved for the purposes of chapter 19 of this title unless the course of study shall make provision for instruction substantially equivalent to that required by this chapter for public schools.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1909, ch. 67, § 17; P.L. 1922, ch. 2195, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 70, § 30; P.L. 1926, ch. 838, § 1; P.L. 1929, ch. 1400, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 177, § 10; impl. am. P.L. 1951, ch. 2752, § 21; G.L. 1956, § 16-22-2; P.L. 2005, ch. 177, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 180, § 1.)