This is a great day and an important moment for education leaders who want to take civic learning to greater heights and expand its impact. And it is an important day for all of us who care about nurturing a vibrant democracy.
U.S. Department Of Education Calls For Action To Develop 21st Century Citizens, Strengthen Democracy
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan along with several Obama Administration and education officials launched a national conversation today about the importance of educating students for informed, engaged citizenship with the release of the Department's report, "Civic Learning and Engagement in Democracy: A Road Map and Call to Action." The release coincides with the publication of a final report from the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement, "A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future," which was commissioned by the Department.
As part of President Obama's education agenda, the Department of Education (ED) envisions a nationwide commitment to preparing all students for citizenship as informed, engaged and responsible members of our society.