"An especially noteworthy conclusion of the (Brown) report is that “strengthening the social studies teaching workforce is particularly important at a time when many Americans are wondering about their country’s civic and political well-being – and are wondering about what schools could do to help.” ASPA members—both academic and practitioners—have a vested interest in... Continue Reading →
Civics education should be about more than just facts — Brookings Topics – Education
"Our concern is that the civic mission of schools has been lost in an era that has placed such dominant emphasis on math and reading proficiency and the important-but-incomplete goal of preparing students for college and career success. Many of the country’s greatest challenges today are political in nature. Addressing those challenges will require schools... Continue Reading →
Teaching Humility in an Age of Arrogance–by Michael Patrick Lynch (Reprinted from the Chronicle of Higher Education)
"Overcoming toxic arrogance is not easy, and our present political moment is not making it any easier. But if we want to live in a tolerant society where we are not only open-minded but willing to learn from others, we need to balance humility and conviction. We can start by looking past ourselves —... Continue Reading →
THE TALENT MYTH Are smart people overrated? By Malcolm Gladwell–for the New Yorker
I've signed up for Malcolm's master class in writing. Since it's "Malcolm," it's intimidating. But it's also really cool. He makes it clear that writing is a calling. It has purpose. It has meaning. I've got the intent. Now for the talent. As a part of the program, he has included one of his... Continue Reading →
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