Why Civics Education Matters
In a recent broadcast of “CBS Sunday Morning,” Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said it has been well documented that the partisan divide in our country followed very closely on the heals of schools stopping to teach civics education. In the same interview, Justice Neil Gorsuch added that only 25 percent of Americans can name the three branches of government and a third can’t name any branch of government. Their concern about the lack of knowledge about how our system works should be the concern of every American who believes that a healthy democracy depends upon an educated citizenry.
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