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  •  One year of "civics" for high school graduation (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not sure the Dept. of Education can mandate this without funding, but if every high school student had to take a comprehensive citizenship class, it would surely mean more teachers would get work.

    The class I would like to see would include the classic civics class type material but with an emphasis on the practical and hands on.  Registering to vote and jury service would be focused on and real world issues that citizens face would be added.  The issues would include:
    Unions - history, how they are formed, specifics
    Tax returns - planning claiming deductions, fed vs state
    Getting arrested - or not, posting bail, search warrants
    Banking - savings, balancing accts, credit, loans
    Media - traditional, new, social, wise use, detecting bs
    Public Service - volunteering, civil service, armed services
    and so on.

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    by CalbraithRodgers on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 09:42:54 AM PDT

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