Thank you to The World-Herald for the editorial on the need for civics education in Nebraska (“Founders’ advice,” Nov. 15), a subject it has written about in the past.
The timing of the editorial was fortuitous because on Tuesday I attended “Build Up Omaha,” an event sponsored by Nebraskans for Civic Reform, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, to celebrate and recognize community leaders and young Nebraskans who are working to build a strong civil and civic society through community engagement.
Nebraskans for Civic Reform, founded by State Sen. Adam Morfeld out of his dorm room nine years ago, is providing that civics education in five schools throughout the Omaha metro and Lincoln area by providing guided, focused club activity and after-school care and is equipped with a replicable/scalable model.
We say we want a return to civic education. Support Nebraskans for Civic Reform and watch civics education return to all Nebraska schools.
Magan Smith, Omaha