"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