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...

Civic Education and Viewpoint Diversity

Frederick M. Hess at AEI: While students need to learn how to productively engage those who hold different views, too little civics education does so. On that score, I’m curious about the work of Next Generation Politics, a “cross-partisan” civics education group that...

A New Compact

Mike Johnson reflects on the Mayflower Compact: We need a new Compact, one that can be embraced by members of a family or by constantly quarreling political leaders; a Compact that can be embraced by church congregates and members of civic organizations; by students...