In the light of current national events, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor recently made a call for strengthening civics education. She made the statement as she announced her struggle with Alzheimer’s disease and planned withdrawal from public life.
“It is my great hope that our nation will commit to educating our youth about civics, and to helping young people understand their crucial role as informed, active citizens in our nation.”
MEA Voice asked several Michigan government and civics teachers how they approach their vital work with students in this age of division and tribal politics.
Click on the images below to read each teacher’s answers to our questions.