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Citizenship First

April 11, 2013

Should citizenship education be an important part of the curriculum in our schools? Robert Pondiscio, who has been a fifth grade teacher and a vice president of Core Knowledge, makes a case for it in the current Atlantic Magazine. He has a simple proposal: by 2026, the 250th birthday of this country, every graduate of an American school should know enough about our nation, its history and its civic traditions, to pass the test required for those who apply for U.S. citizenship. (more…)

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