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Democracy: A Case Study

by David A. Moss,
The Huffington Post, February 9, 2017

Noting that more than two-thirds of students did not reach proficiency in a civics assessment conducted in 2006, reformers claim that robust civics courses in social studies, economics, political science, and history might well produce well-informed citizens, enhance popular engagement, and increase turnout on Election Day. Less clear is how schools can foster an understanding of how a representative democracy works - and what roles ordinary Americans play in it.

 

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