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    Civic Education

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    Want to Rebuild Public Trust? Focus on Civic Education

    Dec 7, 2020

    Truth Decay—the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life—has led to political paralysis, the erosion of civil discourse, and widespread uncertainty. Investing in civic education and media literacy could be the antidote. But what exactly can be done to spur a civics revival in U.S. schools?

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