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AFT TEACH 2021: Preparing Our Students: Civic Education

AFT TEACH 2021: Preparing Our Students: Civic Education


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How do we ensure students are well-prepared to participate meaningfully in civic life? AFT President Randi Weingarten chairs a conversation on teaching civic education and readying students for all aspects of civic life, including their participation in free and fair elections. Attendees will leave with ideas, tools and strategies to help students better understand and participate in our democracy.

“Teaching civics is vital to ensuring that our democracy in America survives and to ensuring that students see themselves as having a role and a voice in our country,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten at TEACH on July 8. “It’s how we provide a counter to the propaganda and the noise that permeates our political culture. It’s how we lay the groundwork for a future generation that’s engaged, that’s informed and that’s empowered.” To discuss why it is critical that educators have the freedom to teach and engage their students in meaningful lessons around democracy, Weingarten was joined by Fair Fight founder Stacey Abrams and Harvard University professor Danielle Allen, two experts at the forefront of the fight for democracy.

Watch the full conversation. 


Preparing Our Students: Civic Education, Engagement and Participation
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