Attempts to sanitize or demonize the past denigrate the long, hard struggle of our republic
Weak standards, poorly prepared teachers, and meager instructional time contribute to bleak outcomes
Amid classroom fixation on activism, institutions also matter.
Civics, fundamentally, is learning one’s history as a country.
Tenement slums, Trail of Tears, internment camps for Japanese Americans, violent police depicted for “young truth seekers”
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