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Civics Lessons

Eighth grade social studies courses don’t inspire much more than a yawn from most kids. For students in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods, government and civics often inspire outright cynicism. Many believe the system isn’t just broken -they think it’s rigged, and not in their favor. One professor says this “empowerment gap” is just as profound ---and important to address--- as the “achievement gap.” We explore ideas for teaching young people how to be engaged citizens.

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