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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:09 PM

 

I sent a letter to the president today.

Dear Mr. President,

I remember when President Kennedy created the President's Council on Physical Fitness. I am writing to ask you to consider creating a similar council on democracy.

High school kids would participate in exit polling. Elementary kids would learn about voter suppression and the Voting Rights Act.

I think it would alleviate a lot of angst about not witnessing clean elections.

Thank you,

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:40 PM

1. Sandra Day O'Connor and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are working on it



Sandra Day O'Connor promotes civics education
Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice helped initiate an online program called iCivics because not enough Americans know how government works.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/27/local/la-me-civics-20111227

How to Reboot Civics Education
Too many Americans are ignorant about their democracy. Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on O’Connor’s new online program to change that, iCivics.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/07/01/icivics-sandra-day-o-connor-and-arne-duncan-on-civics-education-online.html

Information regarding iCivics, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICivics

Program website here: http://www.icivics.org/




AND also something else good below

House Passes Alan Grayson's Resolution Encouraging High School Students to Learn the Constitution



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:34 AM

2. Thank you so much for the links.

 

I was not aware of Justice O'Connor's work. She is sorely missed on the court.

And I can't express how glad I am to have Rep. Grayson back, and with a HUGE margin. Woot!

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