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Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of Schools


Opening paragraph:

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, America faces many challenges, both at home and abroad. Too often, however, our democracy, the very system that should be able to address those challenges, seems to fall short. A divided citizenry, Washington gridlock, an often superficial media, and the overwhelming influence of money in politics often prevent government from serving the common good.


  • Kristen Cambell
  • Jonathan Gould
  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson
  • Peter Levine
  • Ted McConnell
  • Mabel McKinney-Browning
  • David B. Smith