The new U.S. government AP is part of a nationwide push—both inside and outside schools—for high-school students to engage in civic debate and action. A civics revival is long overdue. As of 2018, only eight states required students to take a yearlong civics and government class.
As the legislative session begins in West Virginia, educators have started demonstrating against a move last month by Gov. Jim Justice’s PEIA Task Force. Created as part of a deal to end the prior teachers' strike, the team leaders stated the force wouldn't recommend a long-term way to fund the state health insurance program at its current benefit levels before this session.