Misinformation Watch: Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Law, aka “Don’t Say Gay Law”

Florida's "Parental Rights in Education Act," has been coined the "Don't Say Gay Law" by critics. This law has amplified an ongoing culture war over what can be taught in classrooms, but what is actually in this highly controversial bill?
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Bipartisan Group of Senators Hope to Fund Improved Civics Education

The Senate is getting a second chance to pass a civic education bill that failed to make the grade two years ago. On Wednesday, a bipartisan group reintroduced the Civics Secures Democracy Act, with the hope of sparking a Senate-wide vote to improve American students’ understanding of civics and history.
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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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