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School and Society in the Age of Trump

Facebook10 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 11John Rogers and the research team of Michael Ishimoto, Alexander Kwako, Anthony Berryman, and Claudia Diera have produced a landmark study entitled “School and Society in the Age of Trump,” based on their survey of 505 high … Continue reading

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Civic Education: Is There Common Ground?

Facebook7 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 8 [The video just plays the introduction. Here is a link to all the separate talks.] This is the video from a panel at the American Federation of Teachers’ Albert Shanker Institute on Wednesday. The panelists are: … Continue reading

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podcast interview with Mark Bauerlein

Facebook12 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 12 Mark Bauerlein of Emory University interviewed me for First Things, and this is the result. We ranged from youth voter turnout to civic education, from Jane Addams and Emerson to Seamus Heaney. I enjoyed it and … Continue reading

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insights from the k-12 civic education System Map

Facebook44 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 45For CivXNow, we recently created a System Map of k-12 civics. Perhaps the greatest value of the map is that we didn’t decide what was on it or how things fit together. More than 7,500 people co-created … Continue reading

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unveiling a systems map for k-12 civic education

Facebook36 Twitter2 Google+1Total: 39?? This is a systems map for k-12 civic education, developed for the CivXNow coalition and intended to guide the coalition and its members and allies. You can explore it here and also drill down to a more … Continue reading

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an expert class and the grassroots

Facebook36 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 37(Menlo Park, CA) Here I am at Facebook, posting on Facebook. I’m with about 160 other people, and we’re having a valuable conversation about how to measure and assess civic education. (The space is leant to us … Continue reading

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was Aristotle right about what we must know to be good citizens?

Facebook12 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 13Let’s posit that a good citizen should be able to a) form ideas about what would improve her community or society, b) understand how decisions about such matters are actually made and who has power to make … Continue reading

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the justice-oriented citizen had better be personally responsible and participatory

Facebook42 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 42Joel Westheimer’s and Joe Kahne’s typology of civic education programs and their intended outcomes is justly seminal in the field of civic education.* Many civics people are familiar with their distinctions among “personally responsible,” “participatory” and “justice-oriented” … Continue reading

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Governor Charlie Baker signs Massachusetts civic education law

Facebook41 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 41 A press release from the the Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition (of which I’m a member): The Coalition applauds Governor Charlie Baker for signing into law bill S.2631, giving Massachusetts one of the nation’s most innovative statewide … Continue reading

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Justice O’Connor and civics

Facebook103 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 103I’m sorry to read that Justice O’Connor has dementia. She has devoted her retirement years to improving civics, and she has taken that objective fully seriously. Her greatest contribution is the nonprofit organization she founded to teach … Continue reading

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