Category: Charles White

States Address Civics with Mandated Task Forces

May 27th, 2014 in 2014, Charles White, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Charles White, School of Education

By coincidence or not, Massachusetts, Illinois and Virginia created civic education task forces not long after national test results showed a dismal understanding of the subject matter across all grade levels…

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“In short, the commission’s focus is on engagement in both civil life and the political life of one’s communities — local, state, national and global.”

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‘The government is us; we are the government’

February 9th, 2013 in 2013, Charles White, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Patriot Ledger, School of Education 0 comments

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By Charles White, School of Education

There seems to be a silent but palpable fear arising that Americans are losing the ability to solve our problems without descending further and further into an abyss of frustration and rage…

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Sen. Moore of Uxbridge outlines ‘Social Compact’ report

February 2nd, 2013 in 2013, Charles White, Newsmakers, School of Education, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Charles White, School of Education

Yesterday, after more than one year of deliberation, the Special Commission on Civic Engagement and Learning released its report, “Renewing the Social Compact,” and recommendations to improve civic engagement and learning in the Commonwealth…

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“In short, the commission’s focus is on engagement in both civil life and the political life of one’s communities — local, state, national and global. How do we promote this kind of civic engagement? Only through deliberate and sustained learning and experience in three domains: civic knowledge, civic skills, and civic dispositions.”

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