History Education, Civics, and Student Advocacy - Seeking Common Ground
Guests representing diverse political perspectives find some common ground on these controversial questions:
- What does high-quality history and civics education look like in a democratic society?
- What should teachers, particularly those who teach history and civics, be teaching our children?
- Do new state laws, like HB3979 in Texas and SB623 in Tennessee, that restrict what teachers can talk about with their students strengthen or weaken our democracy?
- Should students learn about civics by solving real problems and working with government representatives?
- Ace Parsi, Senior Director of Outreach and Partnerships for Educating for American Democracy
- Amber Northern, Senior Vice President for Research at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
- Danny Diaz, Director of UCLA's History-Geography Project and a former high school history teacher