From the founding of the U.S., public schools were seen as a key way to develop an informed, active citizenry. Social studies educators struggle to achieve that goal today.
Deep-seated disagreement is healthy for a democracy. But when people lose the ability to navigate those differences, they risk seeking anti-democratic unity of thought.
The controversy over critical race theory is an opportunity for Americans to examine how other democracies deal with diverse viewpoints in public schools, an education policy expert argues.
Games can help players practice important skills related to civics and public life, like communication, empathy and compassion, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
At the heart of accusations of a crowded curriculum are concerns key areas — such as literacy and numeracy — will be compromised by an insidious creep towards content such as gender issues.