The Intercollegiate Studies Institute publishes an annual report on "civic literacy." The most recent report is based on a sample of 2,508 Americans. It concludes, among other things, that a college degree fails to promote active civic engagement, beyond voting, and that greater "civic knowledge" has a much more determinative effect on civic engagement than a college degree.
Interestingly, the report also says that greater civic knowledge discourages elective office holding.
I think we've got to "learn by doing," myself!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
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