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A report card on New York's civic literacy, Eric Lane, Meg Barnette

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A report card on New York's civic literacy
Title
A report card on New York's civic literacy
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Eric Lane, Meg Barnette
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eng
Summary
As former Harvard University President Derek Bok observed in 2002: "Civic education in the public schools has been almost totally eclipsed by a preoccupation with preparing the workforce of a global economy." As multiple national studies and our findings in this report all demonstrate, few Americans have the requisite knowledge to engage in a democratic policy discussion. Few know anything about the three branches of government, their functions, or how an idea becomes a law. And even fewer would know how to effect the changes recommended by the President, or those called for in this report. The findings of this report are based on a telephone survey conducted in the summer of 2010 of just over one thousand registered New York voters, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates for the Brennan Center for Justice. We polled a diverse sample of New Yorkers on their attitudes toward civic literacy and its necessity, and we tested their familiarity with prominent elected officials, governmental and legislative processes, and the U.S. Constitution itself. Against the backdrop of previous studies, our evidence shows that New Yorkers, like most Americans, know very little about their Constitution and their government. Without civic literacy we cannot maintain a vigorous democracy. And our civic illiteracy will only get worse if we limit our race to the top to only math and science
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HeinOnline Brennan Center for Justice Publications at NYU School of Law Collection
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1943-
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Lane, Eric
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK3489
LC item number
.L34 ONLINE
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Barnette, Meg
  • Brennan Center for Justice
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  • Citizenship
  • Civics
  • Civil society
  • Political participation
  • Social capital (Sociology)
  • Citizenship
  • Civics
  • Civil society
  • Political participation
  • Social capital (Sociology)
  • New York (State)
Label
A report card on New York's civic literacy, Eric Lane, Meg Barnette
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Viewed on (Oct. 11, 2011)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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758801946
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1 online resource
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)758801946
Label
A report card on New York's civic literacy, Eric Lane, Meg Barnette
Publication
Copyright
Note
Viewed on (Oct. 11, 2011)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
758801946
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)758801946

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