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Civics education focus of summit

Former TBA President Bill Haltom (right) speaks at the May 7 Civics Education Summit in Nashville put on by the Tennessee Campaign for the Civic Mission in Schools. Haltom and other members of the newly formed Tennessee Civics Education Commission also met during the event.


Ted McConnell of the Center for Civic Education speaks on the role of a citizen.


Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark speaks on the Importance of Civic Education to the Judiciary.


Tennessee Bar Association Executive Director Allan Ramsaur addresses the gathering at the Metro Nashville Public Library


Nissa Dahlin-Brown of the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy welcomes guests to the session.


Janis Kyser, director of Law Related Education in Tennessee for the Tennessee Legal Community Foundation, is a leader in the Tennessee Campaign.


Alan Lowe of the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy speaks on the Importance of Civic Education in Higher Education.


Former Secretary of the U.S. Senate Jeri Thomson (left) speaks on the role of the citizen, while Tennessee Youth Court Coordinator Anjanette Eash (center) talks about her program to a student and Tennessee Department of Education Assistant Commissioner Susan Bunch (right) talks about civics education in Tennessee classrooms.

The Tennessee Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools is a joint effort of the Tennessee Legal Community Foundation, the Center for Civic Education, the University of Tennessee Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy, the Tennessee Department of Education, and the Tennessee Education Association.

Photos by TBA Access to Justice Coordinator Becky Rhodes


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