(Capitol News Service)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Civics education could soon be coming to a high school near you if it’s not already being taught, as a Florida House committee voted Wednesday to increase civics education beginning in the 2021-22 school year.

The House PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee voted 12-0 for state Rep. Ben Diamond’s bill (HB 581) to increase civics education. The courses would be nonpartisan and promote civil discourse. Not only would students learn about the country’s history, but they would also have to have a hands-on project.

“One of the key goals of this bill is to help young people be able to consider differing points of view, differing perspectives on a problem,” said Diamond, D-St. Petersburg.

Diamond thanks his parents, whom he

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