Did you know: “In 2011, the New York Times reported that fewer than half of the nation’s eighth graders knew the purpose of the Bill of Rights. Only one-quarter of high school seniors could name a power granted to Congress by the Constitution. These numbers disgrace the world’s longest-standing constitutional democracy, and present a dire threat: adults who vote ignorantly—or worse, not at all.”
Did you also know that the most dangerous effect of low voter turnout occurs in local elections?
Politics is involved in almost every aspect of our daily life. And so many people disagree with each other when engaging in polite conversation. Understanding it is important if you want to know the world around you. You can’t avoid politics. This book will help you understand politics and help you engage with others so that you can discuss issues that affect you at the local, national, and international level, by providing you a basic understanding of what politics and governance is and how our leaders decide how to run our cities and how leaders around the world decide how to run their countries. In order to gain these understandings, the book provides an understanding in political issues, policies, and institutions as well as in research, analysis, and writing. The major emphasizes both cultivating an understanding of politics and developing skills that will enable people to become effective political and civic actors in their own right.
“The lack of voter engagement at the local level raises the need for a significant increase in civics education. This book is a foundational book that will help prepare students for know their rights and duties as American citizens. If every teacher across the country would use this in their civic education classes along with other supplemental books, it would offer the particularly favorable benefit of ensuring that all citizens share this knowledge of the government and civic duty.”
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“However, without increased civics education, people will most likely continue to operate under the false assumption that true change happens primarily at the national level. Local grassroots movements on both sides of the aisle are the ones that effect real change by turning our towns, states, and, eventually, our Congress into a representation of ourselves. In order for the United States to truly be a nation by the people, for the people, and of the people, America needs greater voter participation at the local level.”