What We’re Reading

Every week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!

 
How to be Liberal in Lower Alabama, The New York Times: How to engage in meaningful civic discourse when your opinion isn’t necessarily “popular.”
 

The Anxieties of Impotence, The New York Times: Is a nationwide sense of powerlessness influencing our political choices for the worse?

 

Sylvia Rousseau on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy, UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access: Q&A with GC’s newest board member, Dr. Sylvia Rousseau, Professor of Clinical Education at USC Rossier School of Education.

 

A Crisis in Civic Education, American Council of Trustees and Alumni: A new report reveals that 10% of recent college graduates believe that Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court.

 

The State of the Union’s Peroration on Citizenship, Peter Levine’s Blog for Civic Renewal: A collection of statements by President Obama through his presidency on the importance of active citizenship.