Consider Recommendations to Revitalize Civic Education in U.S. Schools

A new report calls for a revitalization of civic education to better prepare young people to become active and engaged citizens and ensure a vibrant democratic society. It outlines steps to improve civics learning in schools, including getting teachers to move beyond textbooks to get students more directly engaged with primary sources; recognizing and rewarding schools that develop exemplary approaches to civic learning; and teaching not just about rights but also responsibilities, such as "learning what is meant by making a sacrifice for the common good."