Because of what I do, I meet great teachers. They are the ones who come to conferences and booksignings, who seek out a writer. Californiaís Jim Bentley is one of those great ones. He teaches fifth grade and, in addition to having his students read history, he has them actively participate in civic activities.
I asked him some questions recently and, as I expected, he gave me much to think about.
What is the proper role of civic education in America?
Here are Jimís words: (more…)