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Citizenship education for a polarized society

Harry Boyte promotes discussion around 'citizenship' in educational settings.

In recent years, a chorus of political and civic leaders have called for strengthened citizenship education. But their view is limited. In most efforts, reflected in new legislation strengthening high school "civics" in Florida and elsewhere, the main citizen role is voting, with a nod to voluntarism. Democracy is largely the work of government.

Huffington Post
September 4, 2012

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