Civic Education

Two photos, one of Volodymyr Zelensky and one of George Washington

Teaching Patriotism

Civics, fundamentally, is learning one’s history as a country.
Cover of "Justice Is..." by Preet Bharara

Preet Bharara’s New Children’s Book Does America an Injustice

Tenement slums, Trail of Tears, internment camps for Japanese Americans, violent police depicted for “young truth seekers”
The original Star-Spangled Banner, which flew over Fort McHenry in 1814 and inspired the words of our National Anthem, as it was displayed in what is now the National Museum of American History.

California Educators Urge Common Ground in Civics Education

Rejecting “instilling collective racial guilt in today’s children”—while also refusing to ban books about Rosa Parks
Ibram X. Kendi (left) and Nikole Hannah-Jones

Biden Backs Down on Civics Regulations as Senate Passes Amendment Against Teaching Children to “Hate America”

Kendi and “1619 Project” are dropped by federal Department of Education, but Silicon Valley, pharmaceutical donors ride to the rescue
Photo of Sen. Mitch McConnell speaking from behind a podium

Biden History and Civics Priorities Emerge as Battlegrounds

Mention of 1619 Project sparks “grave concern” from Republican Senators
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are greeted by a military honor guard as they board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

Trump Education Reform Legacy: Too Little, Too Late

President discovered education reform in closing stretch of re-election campaign
Cover of The 1776 Report

Biden Eliminated the 1776 Commission But Not the Need for ‘Patriotic’ Education

"Portraying the American tale as an endless parade of horribles isn’t any more honest than cartoonish accounts of American wonderfulness."
A voter drops his absentee ballot into a box on the last day of early voting in New York City, November 1, 2020.

Participation Is Only a Part of Democratic Education

"The value of checks and balances ought to be understood independent of particular agendas. Otherwise, it's a recipe for increasingly unconstrained aggression."
Photo of Louise Dubé

Reimagining Civic Education for the Digital Age

"Justice O'Connor and video games may seem an odd couple, but she bought in."

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