Democracy requires critical thought


"Should education, particularly civics literacy, be solely about job preparation? John Dewey argued that the first purpose of schools within a democratic society is to cultivate a critically aware, active citizenry who participate in that very society.


Do students learn to actively question the world around them and cultivate a sense of #empathy, efficacy and agency?


#Democracy is apparent in a curriculum that addresses issues facing our society: race, the gap between the rich and poor, multiculturalism and immigration, war, and climate change."


What is the nature of #civiceducation in your community?


Full Article: http://www.journalgazette.net/opinion/columns/20190210/democracy-demands-critical-thought


#civicvalues #SaveYourCity

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