Teacher Testimonials

SGAP Testimonials from Educators

“Thank you for this program. It is very helpful for AP Government and Economics Honors and Standard levels. Once I get them hooked, the students ask when is the next one coming?”
Educator in Sanford, FL

“I give the America’s Legacy books to each of my AP Government students as a reward for taking and completing the class. It is something that students have come back years later showing me their copy explaining how helpful it was in their college classes.”
Educator in Prosper, TX

“One of our main goals at DISD is to build civic literacy among our students and build good citizens. Your program teaches them critical thinking, civil discourse, and other skills they will need after they graduate. SGAP is an extension of the social studies standards and provides great information.”
Social Studies Instructional Coordinator, Dallas Independent School District

“We use your newsletters faithfully to read, analyze and discuss current legislative issues. Students pursue enrichment activities based upon all of the content. There isn’t a portion of this periodical we don’t use! Thank you for helping my students find their voice!”
Educator in Oklahoma City, OK

“Thank you so much for providing your excellent resources. It is a challenging responsibility to educate our future citizens in our representative form of democracy. Your newsletters, resources, and infographics are accessible for civics and government students at all levels and I frequently make use of your professional, informed, and non-partisan content in my classroom instruction. Thank you SGAP for investing in teachers and the next generation of our country.”
Educator in Mount Joy, PA

“SGAP newsletters offer a well-done, nonbiased recap of the issues and puts it in the students’ hand to decide their opinion. In today’s age of social media-driven news coverage, it is hard for students to find information they are interested in without the source being biased. Thankfully, they have the SGAP newsletter.”
Educator in Mt. Angel, OR

“Thank you for this program. It is very helpful for AP Government and Economics Honors and Standard levels. Once I get them hooked, the students ask when is the next one coming?”
Educator in Sanford, FL

“I give the America’s Legacy books to each of my AP Government students as a reward for taking and completing the class. It is something that students have come back years later showing me their copy explaining how helpful it was in their college classes.”
Educator in Prosper, TX

“One of our main goals at DISD is to build civic literacy among our students and build good citizens. Your program teaches them critical thinking, civil discourse, and other skills they will need after they graduate. SGAP is an extension of the social studies standards and provides great information.”
Social Studies Instructional Coordinator, Dallas Independent School District

“The SGAP materials make it possible for my students to become knowledgeable in current government issues in a concise, reader-friendly format. As a teacher, I can quickly turn the information into discussion, questions and debates.”
Educator in McPherson, KS

“I am able to incorporate this program into my classes and use it to show the students real-world examples of how the government works. I feel that it is particularly helpful for showing them that their opinions really do matter and teaching them how they can participate in their government. SGAP helps me prepare my students to be involved and participating citizens in the future.”
Educator in Post, TX

“Thank you for this publication. In my experience, students enjoy that the articles are short and to the point. They like that both sides are presented. The topics are timely and spark good discussion and questions.”
Educator in Sanford, FL

“I love this! Makes for lively conversations and allows us to contact our U.S. representatives, too.”
Educator in Chadron, NE

“Each month we take time and concentrate on the new topics from your newsletter. Besides showing background information, students also have to answer all of the discussion questions. It helps keep the kids current and also has opened up a lot of debate and discussion.”
Educator in Red Bank, NJ

“We thoroughly enjoy discussing and debating the topics you select. The research and contacts you do, which helps make government actions more understandable.”
Educator in Charlotte, NC

“These are fabulous updates and supplements for our U.S. History and Civics classes!”
Educator in Midland, MI

“My students and I love the Student Forum newsletter. I use it in multiple American Government classes!”
Educator in Alton, IL

“I have used SGAP for at least 15 years and have enjoyed it every year! I share with my debate class and oral communication to help enhance the classes.”
Educator in North Little Rock, AR

“I love using your materials to initiate thoughtful debate or to give students practice in research/opinion-forming.”
Educator in LaFayette, GA

“SGAP gets students involved with issues that will make an impact on their lives.”
Educator in Bellefontaine, OH

“SGAP brings a real-world perspective to what we are doing in the classroom and provides students with an opportunity to be engaged in government.”
Educator in Mt. Carmel, IL

“SGAP connects students with real, important topics and helps them be involved citizens.”
Educator in Albuquerque, NM

“As a classroom Educator, I cannot thank you enough for graciously providing these wonderful resources and in such a timely manner. Thank you for helping us to educate another generation of citizens!”
Educator in Mount Joy, PA

“The issues presented are timely and generally important to new, young voters. It is a great way to bring non-biased political issues into the classroom.”
Educator in Mendota, IL

“I find SGAP very valuable because it is a free resource that is the starting place for class discussion.”
Educator in Pacific, MO

“This is an amazing resource to give the kids a glimpse into the thoughts of their leaders and major issues that affect them despite their usual disinterest prior to reading the SGAP.”
Educator in New York City, NY

“SGAP gets the students involved in the issues we are facing as a nation and shows them how to participate in our government.”
Educator in Weslaco, TX

“Thinking and argumentation skills aside, the new SAT is designed around the Canon of American Government and we are using SGAP to prepare our kids to rock that exam and college after that.”
Educator in New York City, NY

“I love this publication for classroom use. It is easy to use and student friendly.”
Educator in Mason, MI

“Thank you very much for these valuable and relevant classroom materials.”
Educator in Wilmington, NC

“We appreciate your program so very much. It is good practice for student voting and helps to inform students on current issues.”
Educator in Dallas, TX

“Thanks for providing a tool that gets students involved in government.”
Educator in Mt. Carmel, IL

“I truly appreciate the materials SGAP provides on current issues with additional sources if needed. There are many good public policy discussions in my class as a result.”
Educator in Otego, NY

“This newsletter has been very helpful for my classes. Thank you!”
Educator in Charleston, ME

“This is a great program. We have our students vote and write a persuasive essay for issues one and two.”
Educator in Houston, TX

“Thank you for providing such an excellent resource for my AP American Government students. I use all of the SGAP issues to add depth of understand and spark discussion in class. They help engage student learning and provide opportunities to apply concepts and procedures.”
Educator in Greencastle, PA

“I love the America’s Legacy book as a teaching tool. My students find it helpful.”
Educator in Albuquerque, NM

“Your program is a great motivator for students to become informed and activated in their society.”
Educator in Mankato, MN

“I love these informational and up-to-date newsletters about current issues in Congress for my American Government classes. I’ve used them for years!”
Educator in Mammoth Lakes, CA

“The handouts increase the quality of class discussion and provide prep materials for student-led debates.”
Educator in Madison, MS

“These SGAP resources are an invaluable ‘real world’ asset to richly supplement my teaching. Thank you for the wonderful work you do in connecting students to government, political issues, and key political leaders within our nation.”
Educator in Mount Joy, PA

“The program gives the students an opportunity to connect with their U.S. senators and representatives, the president and other political figures that affect their daily lives.”
Educator in Holly Springs, MS

“This is a great resource for discussing current events and encouraging students to communicate with their congressional representatives.”
Educator in Romney, WV

“Thank you for this amazing opportunity to bring political policy discourse that is relevant into my classroom.”
Educator in Oberlin, OH

“My students love the America’s Legacy books. They are very surprised and appreciative when I tell them they are able to keep them. Thank you for continuing to provide this useful and educational resource.”
Educator in Garland, TX

“The SGAP materials are a good way to begin discussions and evaluate both sides of an issue.”
Educator in Sandy, UT

“Both the monthly Student Forum newsletters and the America’s Legacy books are extremely useful in my Advanced Placement U.S. Government classes. Thank you SGAP!”
Educator in Friendswood, TX

“Thank you for providing these informative news-related resources. They have served as the source of many animated debates!”
Educator in Los Gatos, CA

“I have received these informational, issue-oriented newsletters for the past several years and love the insight that they give to my students. I love that they present an issue and then have current members of Congress discuss the pros and the cons of each issue.”
Educator in Bountiful, UT

“My students really enjoyed the Student Forum newsletter last year. Thank you so much for offering this publication for them.”
Educator in Tuscaloosa, AL

“I LOVE this publication! Thank you so much for providing this newsletter. It’s a valuable resource for Educators to use at no cost to us.”
Educator in Deltona, FL

“I have used SGAP for over 18 years as a Government Educator. I love to use the newsletters for in-depth discussion of bills. Thank you for providing this ‘hook’ for student learning.”
Educator in Cookeville, TN

“SGAP is a great program. The students love to see how they fair with the rest of the nation on issues.”
Educator in Belen, NM

“I have used these materials over the past 10+ years with positive response from my students.”
Educator in East Longmeadow, MA

“These are great for short lessons about Congress throughout the semester.”
Educator in Grants, NM

“This is a great tool to get my students interested in government and our role as citizens. Thank you for the support in the classroom!”
Educator in Granbury, TX

“Thank you for the fantastic resources. They are excellent conversation and research starters!”
Educator in South Windsor, CT

“The America’s Legacy books we receive at the beginning of the year are amazing and my students are always excited to get them and to be able to keep them.”
Educator in Garland, TX

“The user-friendly infographics that Educators can use right away are a superb addition to SGAP offerings.”
Educator in Bethesda, MD

“Thank you for the fantastic resources. They are excellent conversation and research starters!”
Educator in South Windsor, CT

“The user-friendly infographics that Educators can use right away are a superb addition to your offerings.”
Educator in Bethesda, MD

“So many of my students have no idea of what is taking place around them in regards to government, politics, civics and the economy. This has allowed so many of them to start asking question about the topics that are discussed in class using the Student Forum newsletter.”
Educator in San Antonio, TX

“The issues presented are timely and generally important to new, young voters. It is a great way to bring non-biased political issues into the classroom.”
Educator in Mendota, IL

“I have students who get excited when their representative responds back to them. SGAP is a wonderful tool to help students become engaged in government.”
Educator in Mt. Carmel, IL

“Students enjoy reading the pro and con opinions in class and then discuss their opinions. It’s very engaging.”
Educator in Las Vegas, NV

“We use the SGAP newsletters in conjunction with our state testing. The reading and highlighting of the documents are great as learning tools.”
Educator in Broadway, VA

“SGAP is an outstanding resource for current events and civic engagement with our legislators.”
Educator in Romney, WV

“SGAP has become a monthly assignment in my class. My students enjoy the topics and earn a graded assignment from it.”
Educator in Red Bank, NJ

“The students really enjoy reading the articles and seeing how the other students across the United States voted on the issues. The topics are great ‘spring boards’ for discussions.”
Educator in San Antonio, TX

“This is a wonderful classroom resource. Thank you for allowing my classes to be a part of the program!”
Educator in Tuscaloosa, AL

“My students really enjoy these newsletters. It has become the highlight of our month when I hand them out!”
Educator in Houston, TX

“I enjoy how timely the issues and information are.”
Educator in Missoula, MT

“These newsletters are always so helpful in presenting both sides and sparking critical discussion.”
Educator in Crossville, TN

“I greatly appreciate this supplementary material to enhance topics we relate current events to US History.”
Educator in Fayetteville, TN

“Thanks for such a great non-partisan resource! It is great to have both sides of issues laid out for students.”
Educator in Sturgis, SD

“Thank you for providing these exceptional resources! They give students a chance to research these issues and express their opinions in a civilized public discourse.”
Educator in Los Gatos, CA

“In large part due to SGAP, I was able to get 42 new students to register as first-time voters. Keep up the good work!”
Educator in Chattanooga, TN

“SGAP is a great way to keep students informed on current events and helps them understand how our federal government functions.”
Educator in Lamesa, TX