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We need a different kind of politics beyond binary thinking -- in education and more broadly. This is active citizenship, beyond left and right. We have profound resources in our history.


This posting by David Randall, chief author of "Making Citizens," the new report from the National Association of Scholars, charges that the "new civics," aimed at turning America's youth into left wing activists, has replaced the "old civics," teaching students about the operations of government.


Service learning and student organizing can provide students with connections and channels to become active citizens, writes Deborah Meier.


The new report by the National Association of Scholars, Making Citizens: How American Universities Teach Civics, reopens a debate as old as the nation -- is democracy is elections, or the ongoing work of the people?


Privatization of higher education -- from the Trump education team and other forces - feeds on private processes. To reverse the trends we need to put the public back in public education, broadly defined.


Schools must serve as democratic institutions for students so that they understand how democracy functions when they graduate high school, writes Deborah Meier.


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