By Joy Pullmann, The Federalist:
U.S. civics education, if it exists at all, is being transformed into a political machine to push left-wing causes, undermine American government, and incite civil unrest, finds a 525-page report from the National Association of Scholars.
The “New Civics” uses attractive, bipartisan-sounding words like “civics” and “service learning” to trick Americans and their representatives into allowing progressive political machinery to hijack public funds and young minds, finds “Making Citizens: How American Universities Teach Civics.”
“[T]he content of civics education is the content of our children’s minds, and a progressive takeover of the colleges will end up as a progressive takeover of the country. We have been warned,” concludes the report. NAS is a membership and research organization focused on American higher education.
Americans Are Forgetting America
This new, anti-American approach is supplanting traditional civics—teaching kids about the structure and ideals of American government, basics about her history, and citizenship duties such as military service, voting, and jury duty. Poor civics instruction has increased over the past half-century, likely contributing to the broad decline of American civic life: volunteering has dropped dramatically despite increases in unemployment and free time, far fewer Americans participate in social activities and organizations, those who join the military are increasingly drawn from a narrowing subset of Americans, and many adults have scant knowledge of American government and history (but still can vote!)…
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