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Book Review: Flunking Democracy – A Fresh Perspective on Fixing Civics

A cartoonish picture of a judge with the scales of justice behind him. In Flunking Democracy, Michael Rebell argues that courts can force states to fix civics education.

In Flunking Democracy: Schools, Courts, and Civics Education, Michael Rebell presents a novel approach to fix civics education in America – a lawsuit. Michael Rebell is a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is also an experienced litigator who has brought lawsuits on equity in education. The book is the product of a seminar […]

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Weekly News Roundup

This Week in Civics: A Debate Rages in Nebraska Legislature

The silhouette of a soldier salutes a large American flag as other silhouetted soldiers look on.

Every week, I like to take a minute to look back on what’s happening around the country in civics education. So here’s a quick round up of news articles from this last week of February. The biggest news is a debate raging in the Nebraska legislature. There are also legislative proposals in the Minnesota legislature […]