During the past year, the Capitol riot, vulnerabilities revealed by the coronavirus pandemic, and renewed calls for racial justice have vividly shown that trust in our nation’s democratic institutions and values has worn thin. The fabric of our democracy is clearly in need of repair. Teaching civic readiness in K-12 education is key.
The New York State constitution requires schools to prepare all students to be effective civic participants. The final webinar in our series is a chance to engage in dialogue with education leaders and decision-makers about how to make the right to preparation for civic participation a reality. Tune in to ask questions and get answers about how to bring media literacy, discussion of controversial issues, opportunities for youth civic action, and other important elements of civic readiness into every school in the state.