Opinion: Americans Risk Losing the Ability to Govern Ourselves. Better Civics Education Can Help

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Nov 25, 1:00 AM

Opinion: Americans Risk Losing the Ability to Govern Ourselves. Better Civics Education Can Help

You would think that by now our country would have arrived at some generally accepted principles when it comes to life, liberty, and the happiness of our fellow citizens. However, the rule of law, equal protection under that law, and voting rights are all threatened today—sometimes by the very people who take an oath to protect them. But all is not lost. Not yet. There is a solution, and it’s a matter of restoring something we chose to abandon not very long ago: comprehensive, robust civics education.

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