The Best Of Our Knowledge #1270

Jan 21, 2015

Arizona passed a law this month that made it the first state in the nation to mandate high school students pass a test in civics. we've been hearing about the decline of civics education for years...and one issue keeps arising: is it possible to keep politics out of civics?

For that matter, is keeping politics out of the classroom a good idea at all?

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to the authors of the book "The Political Classroom" about how keeping politics in the classroom can go a long way towards teaching students how to participate in civics discussions and political life.

And we’ll spend an academic minute with a very current topic of political debate: presidential executive orders.