Some students are learning the art of civic discourse (2018)

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Some students are learning the art of civic discourse

Author: Catherine Gewertz

Education Week

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Inside this high school at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, teenagers are immersed in a project with the potential to temper the divisiveness that is consuming U.S. politics. They're learning to have calm, balanced conversations about controversial issues.

In two very ordinary classrooms here, students are aware that they're trying to do something extraordinary, something many adults around them seem unable to do: study a problem, understand the arguments on all sides, and discuss it together to see what solutions might work best for the country.


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