More than Memorization: A New Civics Education Vision May Reduce Polarization

In the United States today, politics seems to be less about governing and more about finding the best way to demean the other side. The result: a partisan divide and an epidemic of affective polarization. Affective polarization is defined as “the extent to which citizens feel more...
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Meet Adam Hoffman, Key Figure Behind a Depolarizing Curriculum for 700,000 High Schoolers

From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. “We are all in this together” was a powerful message that I gleaned from my conversation with Adam Hoffman on the evening of January 6th, mere hours after a mob of Trump supporters stormed our nation’s capital, embodying the...
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Will Breaking Up Big Tech Companies Reduce Polarization? This MIT Professor Argues a Different Approach

From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. In his 2020 book The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health — and How We Must Adapt , MIT Sloan School of Management professor Sinan Aral offers a comprehensive and insightful new...
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Reopening Schools During COVID-19: Democrats, Republicans Both Care About Their Children's Well-Being

With the 2020 election process winding down, focus should increase on issues facing communities such as managing school reopening and virtual learning during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. In this time of hyper-partisanship and limitless access to information, it’s easy to find...
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Trump vs. Biden on Education Policy, Explained in 2 Minutes

Here's a brief overview of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden 's stances on education policy, plus quick links to articles covering the topic from across the political spectrum as determined by AllSides Media Bias Ratings . Trump: President Donald Trump’s second-term agenda pledges to build...
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Students Meet Their Political "Other" Using Mismatch by AllSides

Our current, polarized political landscape is reverberating through our classrooms. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders, and we are counting on them to forge a more positive path that is less divisive and less dysfunctional. How can teachers prepare students with the skills and...
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Popping Filter Bubbles in Higher Education

Editor's Note: At AllSides, we have several educational programs that expose students to different ideas because we view diversity of thought as an integral part of the educational experience. This blog post explores the pros and cons of the current higher ed system and how, overall,...
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