Civic Education

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."
President Clinton addresses the National Education Summit in Palisades, N.Y., Wednesday March 27, 1996.

Civics Education Needs More Social-Emotional Learning, Less Existential Angst

I wonder whether the enthusiasm for civics instruction that emphasizes end-times pageantry is a symptom of our problems—and a recipe for aggravating them.

It’s Not Fair Week

Missing this year: what county fairs teach about science, business, and civics.

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