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On Civics Education


by Richard Dreyfuss - 2008

We do not teach civics in this country. Civics is the prepartisan tool of civic expertise that teaches us how to run a republican democracy. There are in this country a dwindling amount of schools that can even say, well, we teach civics.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 294-297
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22919, Date Accessed: 9/16/2019 9:03:39 PM

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  • Richard Dreyfuss
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    Richard Dreyfuss is an Academy Award-winning American actor known for his many film, television, and theater roles, in particular Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Mr. Hollandís Opus. Mr. Dreyfuss serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. This speech was delivered at the July 2007 annual meeting of the National Education Association and is reprinted with the permission of the author
 
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