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Commentary: A democratic society, if it is to persevere, must be comprised of people with democratic dispositions.
Editor's note: This Letter has been updated.
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Recent studies show that many Americans lack a basic understanding of how our government works. We find this alarming — and disturbing. So RTD…
Teaching for test-taking
Several states require high school students to pass a civics test in order to graduate. Which got us to thinking — how difficult would these questions be? In order to become a naturalized citizen, applicants must correctly answer 6 of 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. Here is a sampling of some of those questions. We re-worded them a bit — test yourself!
Putting civics lessons
A creative way to improve school funding has made it out of committee.