For Democracy’s Future: Education Reclaims Our Civic Mission (Part 1)

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, other senior Obama Administration officials and civic education, government, business and philanthropy leaders gather to discuss the importance of civic learning and engagement in democracy for the 21st century. The event marks the release of “A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future,” a new report to the Department of Education from leading civic scholars and practitioners, as well as the Department’s own report, “Advancing Civic Learning and Engagement in Democracy: A Road Map and Call to Action.” The event will also highlight the new American Commonwealth Partnership, which aims to bring together thousands of universities, colleges, community colleges, schools and other civic partners to promote civic education, civic mission and civic identity throughout all of education in the United States. January 10, 2012.

25 thoughts on “For Democracy’s Future: Education Reclaims Our Civic Mission (Part 1)

  1. harrietharmman

    “Rom Coles” (at 1hr41) is one of the infamous “Duke 88”.

    They signed an advert endorsing the actions of a lynch mob on campus. The mob harassed men who were victims of false rape allegations and called for sexual violence against them.

    Coles’ wife also signed the advert and maliciously awarded an F grade to one of the victims of the false allegations when he had in fact passed. Coles and his wife left Duke after the student successfully sued but neither have apologised for their actions.

  2. NewJerseyNJEscorts

    Finally, someone raises the issue of parental engagement and involvement. Without that factor in the developmental stages of a child, how can any meaningful progress be expected to happen

  3. guitarplayer4real

    Funny, the more the lefties get involved the less school and programs my kids get. Nothing but program cuts and more days off just like this administration. I guess he needs the cash to fly himself and Oprah and the family to Hawaii for vacation.

  4. MurphysLaww

    about 90% of the replies here belie the need for more civic studies as most of the people make comments with pretty obviously no factual base. Most of them simply spewing Beckism’s or whatever the latest “news” is from Fox.

  5. drsmith963

    They want to turn the US into another mexico , so you have ultr rich , and mexican slaves…but even the mexicans are leaving heheheheeh. , they are taking the money they made and are starting business at only a fraction of the cost.

  6. Eber Flamenco

    Eber Flamenco for President of the United States suporting: 1. Education 2. HealthCare 3. Imigration reform for the world and a Strait Shot to the target for what I have to accomplish. A hundred percent solid solution. It will take 8 months to see what I am telling you. I am not promising you I am going to show you what it takes to be a great leader in the United States. America we are going for the solutions for the problems and needs we have in this country

  7. hardstyle905

    Sure I am. And so are you. So are 300 million others in America. The sad thing is, morons like you are too stupid to understand that.

  8. SteveXnycperformance

    ” Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” Adams, John

    Source: JOHN ADAMS, letter to John Taylor, April 15, 1814.The Works of John Adams, ed. Charles Francis Adams, vol. 6, p. 484 .

  9. SteveXnycperformance

    “Democracy is a form of government that cannot long survive, for as soon as the people learn that they have a voice in the fiscal policies of the government,they will move to vote for themselves all the money in the treasury,and bankrupt the nation”
    Karl Marx

    Marxism is “Darwinism in its application to social science” Gustav A.Wetter,Dialectical Materialism greenwood press,Westport, page 107

  10. zioband

    Our politicians, we must constantly say: ENOUGH WITH THE WARS,
    but they do them.
    citizens, we must always remember to blow some smoke, pollute less, but they continue to do so.
    really! seems to me that the individual (not so much grown)
    and just like children, and old, they are always in need of a nanny, or who knows what you combine yourself!


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