Academic Questions

Civics Education

New Cogs for Old

Daniel J. Flynn

The report "A Crucible Moment," correctly diagnoses the problem of using higher education primarily as job training but mistakenly encourages us to use it primarily as political training, writes Daniel J. Flynn.

Civics without a Country?

Diana Schaub

The call for renewed civic activism in schools and colleges neglects a true understanding of American ideals and history in favor of "global citizenship."

An Unbalanced Crucible

Patrick J. Deneen

"Civic education is again in vogue," writes Patrick J. Deneen, but it has been "wholly redefined and retooled for progressive purposes."