Here And There with Dave Marash

Why do so many Americans seem to have no concept of either of the two words, "civic duty?" Amber Northern, director of research for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute says this may be a result of too many states with no, or poorly thought-out standards for teaching US History and Civics in their public schools. The Fordham Institute has been evaluating standards for teaching U S History for a couple of generations.  What's being taught in today's classrooms, their study says, is "a national crisis." 

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