Only 38% of year 10 students reached the benchmark of knowledge on civics and citizenship required for their year level in 2019.
Young voters are important to the continuity of democracy because voting at a young age leads to continued voting throughout life. This year more than most, they'll have a hard time getting started.
Americans under 30 are far less likely to vote than older citizens. Stepping up civics instruction might help change that, a scholar explains.
Teachers grappling with how to teach current events at divisive times should emphasize history, study original sources and address polarization.
Young people have a poor understanding of Australian democracy, which must be redressed by the education system if they are to become full citizens.