A gloomy cloud has descended upon America due to political dysfunction and discontent. Education could be how to fix U.S. democracy.
Education articles on Democracy Chronicles
It is clear that high rates of education are essential for countries to be able to achieve high levels of economic growth and to manage a modern democracy. Spreading quality education to everyone around the world is vital to progress.
Oregon Passes Bill Requiring High School Civics
On Monday, the Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill requiring high school students to take a semester of civics.
Repression Stymies Academic Freedom Throughout Asia
Academic freedom, like press freedom, is facing an onslaught from repressive governments throughout Asia, but this is rarely discussed.
Florida Universities Change IDs To Help Students Vote
A white stripe on a student’s ID for the student’s name could make that student’s ID serve as voter ID, thanks to two FSU students.
Inside The Ranked Voting Movement On College Campuses
A number of colleges and universities around the country are implementing Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in their student elections.
Podcast: Public Schools, Not Government Schools
Our guest this week argues that, much like democracy itself, public education is an ideal that we’ve never quite lived up to.
South Africa’s Student Protests Have Thrived For Decades
Protests for free, fair education shaped South Africa’s history and constitution. The protests persist despite the end of apartheid in 1994.
Innovative Election Law Clinic Launches At Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School has announced a new Election Law Clinic aimed among other things at providing students with litigation experience.
New Report On Youth Voters And Gaps In Our Democracy
The Civics Center has released a new report that examines youth voters in the U.S. and the existing gaps in American democracy.
Civics Education Failing to Boost Youth Voting Or Volunteerism
States that have civics education do not always have higher test scores, more youth voting, or more young people volunteering.