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Posts tagged with ‘citizenship’

  • Teaching Better Civics for Better Citizens

    By The Center for Civic Literacy on June 26, 2015
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    The following article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on May 12, 2015 and was written by Sandra Day O’Connor and John Glenn.   It is re-posted here in its entirety: The results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), released last week (Week of May 4th), revealed that our country’s eighth-graders aren’t just failing at civics and history. They fundamentally do […]
  • Make Believe Martyrdom is the Easy Way Out

    By Doug Masson on February 27, 2014
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    I think I’ve told the story about how, in a college literature class, I raged against a line in “The Catcher in the Rye” that said: The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one. I see […]