American democracy is sick. Can colleges be part of the cure?

From EdSurge: “Educators are alarmed, and surveys of people ages 18 to 24 about the state of America’s democracy and values show ‘there is sort of a consensus among young people that they’re worried,’ says Kelly Siegel-Stechler, a senior researcher at the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. … So now colleges are rethinking their efforts. In June, the University of Virginia announced that a new Institute of Democracy is in the works. In July, the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University won a grant to create a research framework about colleges and democracy. September saw the birth of the Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement coalition …”

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