What We’re Watching: Civic Education and the Common Core
The Manhattan Institute and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History convened a panel earlier this month to address declines in American students’ knowledge of history and civics and to consider these questions:
What are the causes of this decline in civic knowledge? How can they be rectified? What role can the new Common Core State Standards play?
Tim Bailey, Director, Teaching Literacy Through History Program, Gilder Lehrman Institute
Lynne Munson, President & Executive Director, Common Core
Robert Pondiscio, Executive Director, CitizenshipFirst, an initiative of Democracy Prep
Juan Rangel, Chief Executive Officer, United Neighborhood Organization
Stefanie Sanford, Chief of Global Policy & Advocacy, The College Board