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O'Connor: Flawed education leaving Americans ignorant of government

Source: seattlepi.com Posted By: Hilmer J...4056 days ago

Public schools in America have largely abandoned teaching civics and history, leaving a public largely ignorant of government and young people "disengaged from our civic life," according to retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

"Rather than being revamped, civics education has been all but removed from our public schools," O'Connor told a packed house at Town Hall Seattle on Monday.

Tests measure students' levels of achievement in mathematics, science and reading "but not....

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