Want engaged citizens? Start with civics in school

Lauren Williams's picture
Thursday, August 22, 2013

As a city with a long and proud tradition of civic activism, political engagement and progressive education, Seattle should easily be the civics-education capital of America.

But it isn’t.

And, as one of the most politically savvy, highly educated and philanthropically engaged cities in the world, Seattle should have a world-class K-12 school system in which all students understand and embrace their rights and duties as citizens.

But we don’t.

Let’s fix this, Seattle.

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