What is civic education? Why is it so important?
Civics, government, and even politics, are the tools that help us keep promises to each other to preserve and adhere to a certain way of life. And when that life experience is counterproductive, harmful, or disproportionately imbalanced, in our democratic republic, we have the privilege to work with each other to leverage our combined understanding of the rules to reinstitute agreements that benefit everyone involved. That teamwork, is civics.
Unfortunately many students do not receive an adequate or relevant civic education. And moments like COVID-19, show us just how important it is for each of us to understand the role of government in solving the problems that plague our communities.
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I'm a former teacher and former college athlete, currently working to make life more equitable for all people. My mission is to get parents to partner with their child's teacher.