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Bring Civics Back to the Classroom

Posted on AllSides September 25th, 2020
From The Right
education, schools, civics

Decades of neglected civics education have resulted in widespread ignorance of America’s history and founding principles.

Margaret Thatcher once said, “European nations were made by history. The United States was made by philosophy. Unique among all nations, the United States knows precisely when and exactly why it was founded.”

Today, that may be changing. Survey after survey shows that Americans have a dismally poor understanding of the founding principles underpinning our nation.

Only one in four Americans can name all three branches of government. Seventy percent don’t know that the...

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