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Event: Making citizens: A ‘Sputnik moment’ for civic education?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Photo Jan 23, 5 10 24 PM (1)Did the 2016 presidential election represent a “Sputnik moment” for civic education? Voices on the right and left critiqued the recent election as proof of the failure of civic education — what the Founding Fathers and succeeding generations argued was the basic purpose of education. But if we revitalize civic education, we need to understand what has gone wrong and how current classroom, state, and national policies are shaping not just civic education, but the very principles of what it means to be a citizen capable of reflective self-government.

Please join AEI as a panel of educators and scholars discuss the state of civic education at the primary and secondary education levels and how our education system can become serious about making citizens once more.

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9:00 AM
Registration and breakfast

9:15 AM
Panel discussion

Robert Pondiscio, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
David Randall, National Association of Scholars
Juan Rangel, Mastery Consulting LLC
Charles Sahm, Manhattan Institute

Rebecca Burgess, AEI

10:00 AM

10:15 AM

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