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Conversation on Civic Education

Sunday, May 02, 2010 | 12:00am

In May 2010, ASI gathered together a remarkable group of researchers, policymakers, journalists and other leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., on May 3 for a thoughtful, in-depth, off-the-record discussion on the role of civic education in the United States. The conversation, led by AFT and Shanker Institute president Randi Weingarten, was entitled “Education on Democracy: What Works in Preparing an Active and Well-Educated Citizenry. It addressed questions such as What are the key consensus points about the purposes of effective citizenship education in a democracy? and how to expand coverage of the topic in U.S. schools’ curricula, and the arguments for doing so. 

A list of attendees is below.

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