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    In the Spirit of Much Needed Civics,


    We the pupils: More states teaching founding US documents


    NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) -- Should U.S. high school students know at least as much about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist papers as immigrants passing a citizenship test?

    In a growing number of school systems, having such a basic knowledge is now a graduation requirement; but states are taking different approaches to combating what's seen as a widespread lack of knowledge about how government works ...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/know-us-constitution-more-states-look-teach-055530299.html

    We the pupils: More states teaching founding US documents

    Should U.S. high school students know at least as much about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist papers as immigrants passing a citizenship test? In a growing number of ...
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    In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo, high school teacher Natalie O'Brien, center, hands out papers during a civics class called "We the People," at North Smithfield High School in North Smithfield, R.I. More states are requiring graduating high school students to know at least as much about the U.S. founding documents as immigrants passing a citizenship test. Boosting civics literacy has been a bipartisan cause. But some advocates say a mandate to test government trivia is too simplistic. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)


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    ‘We Have to Have a Massive Revolution in Public Education in the United States’
    The Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says improving schools is the way to open the middle class up to more black and white Americans


    ... The Harvard professor and filmmaker Henry Louis Gates Jr. says that the problem stems from the American education system having failed to adapt to the 21st century’s highly globalized, highly technological economy, for those who get top-tier training, there’s opportunity for prosperity. But for those who go to poor schools and don’t graduate from college, the traditional pathways to the middle class—in particular manufacturing jobs and small-business ownership—are usually unavailable. Instead, service work has grown in its share of overall employment, and service work tends to provide very poor wages and few opportunities for growth ...

    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/06/henry-louis-gates-public-education/531717/

    ‘We Have to Have a Massive Revolution in Public Education in the United States’

    The Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says improving schools is the way to open the middle class up to more black and white Americans.
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    Henry Louis Gates Jr. speaks on a panel in Pasadena, California, in January



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