Civic Education

In the Era of Truth Decay

Public schools that serve K–12 students can play a key role in combatting Truth Decay by supporting students' civic learning and engagement. As part of RAND’s Countering Truth Decay initiative, RAND administered a survey to a nationally representative sample of K-12 teachers who teach social studies, using the RAND American Educator Panels. This series of AEP Data Notes explores the civic education practices, beliefs, and experiences of social studies teachers across the U.S.

A future report will share additional findings, including more comprehensive findings on teachers’ civic education practices in the classroom and the factors that might be connected to the topics and instructional approaches they use.