Will Common Core perpetuate a 'civics gap' in education?

Education Week: “Civics in the Common Core”
Education Week Civics in the Common Core http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/08/07/37hutchins_ep.h32.html?tkn=RWPF88awVGLfwlAoCEZMffmgvMnp4Kv623qp&cmp=clp-edweek

America's public school system is, I'd argue, our greatest government service -- an institution meant to provide opportunity and level the playing field, and without which, as a country, we could never be prosperous, tolerant and secure.

So shouldn't the study of government and citizenship be a key focus of public education in this country?

Web Hutchins' interesting commentary in Ed Week calls for a renewed focus on civics as the Common Core rolls out across the country. Is he right?