Book Talk: Flunking Democracy
Schools, Courts & Civic Participation
Michael Rebell, Professor of Law and Educational Practice Education Policy
In Flunking Democracy, Michael A. Rebell makes the case that the decline of civic participation is not a recent problem, but rather that for generations now, America’s schools have systematically failed to prepare students to be capable citizens. Rebell analyzes the causes of this failure, provides a detailed analysis of what we know about how to prepare students for productive citizenship, and considers examples of best practices.