Classroom Debate Provides ‘Real-Time Lesson in Civics’

‘Centrism Is Canceled’: High Schoolers Debate the Impeachment Inquiry

October 23, 2019 (The New York Times) – Only 39 percent of adults can name all three branches of government (a jump from 32 percent last year) and 25 percent can name only one branch, according to a recent survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.  In Mr. Dier’s world history class at Chalmette High Schoolpoint in Louisiana, students are using classroom debate to become informed citizens at a time when many Americans do not understand basic civics.

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