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Teacher Jim Bentley on the Importance of Civic Education

May 22, 2010

Tags: civic education, civic education in america, civics, jim bentley, joy, joy hakim

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…)




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