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Building Better Citizens Book Event and Conversation with Holly Korbey
What can communities can do to educate the next generation of citizens about the importance of voting, civic engagement and more? Join this important conversation, followed by a book signing.
Can a civics education revival save democracy? Go to the front lines—our nation’s schools—to find out.
Schools teach math, reading and STEM, but what about civics? And is that the reason our country is struggling with political polarization and “fake news”—not to mention low voter turnout? Join journalist Holly Korbey in a community conversation about her new book, Building Better Citizens, and the vital role of civics education in schools. Along with Civility Tennessee’s David Plazas of The Tennessean, Project Civ America’s Amanda Smithfield and other special guests, join the Q&A about what communities can do to educate the next generation of citizens about the importance of voting, civic engagement and more.
About Building Better Citizens: During one of America’s darkest hours, when polarization, hate and apathy threaten the very core of democracy, a grassroots group of educators, civic true believers and idealistic teenagers look to a new kind of civics education as the solution America is searching for. Education journalist Holly Korbey documents the grassroots revival happening across the country in a book author Tony Wagner called “The education book for our time.”