Recommended reading: Why Community Matters
Nicholas Longo, an alumnus of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and former staff member of the CDC, recently published a book, Why Community Matters: Connecting Education with Civic Life. In the book Longo argues that civic education does not just happen in schools, but rather in the wider community. As children grow, education should be connected to civic life happening in the community around them.
We're all reading it and highly recommend it.