Civics Education

Joanne Florino at Philanthropy Roundtable: It is clear – and somewhat comforting – that some of the mistrust reported seems to stem from lack of knowledge of our core institutions and how they should operate. Complaints that the Senate is not “democratic” because all...

Civic Virtue and Civic Education

 Albert Cheng and Jay Greene at National Affairs: Civic education does not occur merely within the life of the school; it also occurs in homes, neighborhoods, the marketplace, religious institutions, and any other voluntary association in which individuals gather with...

Civic Education and Lawlessness

 Gary Schmitt at AEI: A recent Washington Post poll has some 34 percent of U.S. adults saying that “violent action” against the government is “sometimes justified.” If more than a third of “adults” are willing to hold such a view, it is not difficult to imagine how an...