U.S. Supreme Court New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U.S. 713 (1971) New York Times Co. v. United States No. 1873 Argued June 26, 1971 Decided June 30, 1971* 403 U.S. 713

Katharine  Graham   https://youtu.be/nrXlY6gzTTM In 1971, I was a political science major in my senior year in college. This topic dominated the conversation in all of my poli sci classes regardless of the course title and the intended subject matter. From kindergarten on, a civically educated society is an imperative.  Education is not just about... Continue Reading →

Higher Education Is Drowning in BS And it’s mortally corrosive to society, by Christian Smith, professor of sociology– the University of Notre Dame.

For those of you that have focused attention spans, this article is worth your time. I find truth in many, if not most, of the authors assertions. Over the years, I have adjuncted in four universities, guest lectured at another three and have also instructed in extension courses, including an OLLI program, at still another.... Continue Reading →

TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY, OUR UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES SHOULD TEACH IT– by TAYLOR REVELEY IV–President of Longwood University in Virginia. (Published 12-28-17, Newsweek)

"Democracy – not economic development, not career preparation, or self-actualization – must stand foremost again as the animating purpose of college." W. Taylor Reveley IV,  President of Longwood University in Virginia. This is one of my mantras. Civic ignorance in this country is appalling. There are institutional reasons for this but there are other reasons... Continue Reading →

Decline of civics education in schools hurts good government By CHRISTOPHER DALE Tribune News Service Dec 24, 2017

"A recent survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania found that only one in four Americans can name all three branches of government. One in three can’t name any."--- https://www.heraldandnews.com/members/forum/wire_commentary/decline-of-civics-education-in-schools-hurts-good-government/article_801ac42d-ebcd-5b29-8d97-e640a4b81edb.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

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