A Crucible Moment

A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy's Future was recently released by the United States Department of Education and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The report is the result of work by the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement. It calls on the nation to reclaim higher education's civic mission and it pushes back against a prevailing national dialogue that limits the mission of higher education to workforce preparation and training while marginalizing disciplines basic to democracy. The Task Force calls on educators and public leaders to advance a 21st century vision of college learning for all students—a vision with civic learning and democratic engagement an expected part of every student's college education. This important report is a must read for all who care about the civic mission of schools and Democracy's future.

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