Colleges and universities should train the nation’s ordinary citizens and future leaders to understand their rights and duties as citizens, and the nature of the republic in which they live. Unfortunately, their civics education has been co-opted by "activist civics," which instead trains students to protest for progressive causes. What is the nature of "activist civics"? Could the techniques of "activist civics" be used for a better cause? How and why have universities failed to produce civic-minded graduates? Can anything be done to reverse the destruction of traditional civics education?
Join us this Thursday, July 23 at 2 pm Eastern Time as we convene a panel to discuss how activist civics has transformed civics courses from teaching about our systems of government, the responsibilities of citizenship, and developing an understanding of the common good, to progressive propaganda and vocational training in social justice activism.
We Need Some Muscle over Here: The New Civics and the Rise of Muscular Activism in America
Thursday, July 23, 2 pm ET
This virtual event will feature Adam Kissel, Director of Civic and Higher Education Programs at The Philanthropy Roundtable; Thomas K. Lindsay, Distinguished Senior Fellow of Higher Education and Constitutional Studies at the Texas Public Policy Foundation; and Jonathan Greenberg, Director of Freedom Initiatives at the Jack Miller Family Foundation. The discussion will be moderated by David Randall, Director of Research for the National Association of Scholars.
Editor's Note: This webinar was originally titled: "From Education to Vocation: How Civics Became Activist."