As the Founders created their new form of government, they quickly realized the need for checks on its power, from which emerged, most sweepingly, the 1st Amendment. But as our democracy comes under fire, the role of the media as defender has been subject to...
Four On The Floor
In partnership with the National Association of State Boards Of Education, we've announced the first four Civic Engagement Champions, middle school teachers going the extra mile to prepare their students to play an active role in our democracy...READ MORE
Test Of The Times
The subject that originated public education has the highest stakes of all, and states like MA and IL are illuminating the path back to the future, aided by a plethora of new 21st century resources...READ MORE
“It’s a republic, not a democracy” say the defenders of minority rule. For the founders, and Noah Webster after them, there wasn’t remotely as much daylight between the two as seems to have opened up since...READ MORE