NCSS's greatest resources to advocate the importance of social studies education are our members and Affiliated Councils. Together, we can protect and grow precious teaching time, scarce budgets, and the content and critical thinking skills that are part of instruction. With the best understanding of social studies, our members and Affiliated Councils can develop and deploy relationships to help us advocate for our profession by using the resources below.
NCSS Vision: A world in which all students are educated and inspired for lifelong inquiry and informed civic action.
NCSS Mission: The mission of the National Council for the Social Studies is to advocate and build capacity for high-quality social studies by providing leadership, services, and support to educators.
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