Posts made in June, 2008

Civics and Illiteracy

The following link is to Gary Palmer’s published essay and below is my response. Mr. Palmer is president of the Alabama Policy Institute, a non-profit research and education organization. June 15, 2007 Re: Civic illiteracy Mr. Palmer, I found it quite ironic that your latest op-ed appearing in the Sunday edition of the [ Mobile , AL ] Press-Register was on the subject of civics and illiteracy. Last week, I was inspired to write an essay or at least to jot down some thoughts on this same topic. Where the premise of your piece is placed on the need to teach more American history and civics lessons to our young still in school for the sake of this country’s future, after...

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