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Posts tagged with ‘Civic Education’

  • Civic Education in the Age of Trump

      Little hands. A bad tan. And blood coming from wherever. If you’re put off by the crude tone of politics in the Age of Trump, you’re not alone. According to a recent poll by Weber Shandwick, Powell Tate, and KRC Research, 70 percent of Americans think that political incivility has reached “crisis” levels. The poll also found that Americans avoid discussing […]
  • A Win for Civic Education- Senate Resolution 150

    By The Center for Civic Literacy on June 5, 2015
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    It has been pretty down on our blog recently with various posts criticizing the lack of civic education and the state of our nation, but have no fear.  Hope is here!  On April 23rd, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution further stressing the importance of Civic and Government education in schools.  The resolution sponsored by Senator Grassley of Iowa, passed with […]
  • Anti-Intellectualism and the “Dumbing Down” of America

    By Ray Williams on May 22, 2015
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    There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It’s the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility. Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason(link is external), says in an article in the Washington Post, “Dumbness, to paraphrase the late senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, has been steadily defined downward […]