OUR TIME DAILY TRANSLATION
We've heard you say it many times: "Politics is like a foreign language." Well, we agree.
Each week, we summarize, simplify, and interpret different major news stories and how they affect our generation. We'll give you our take, and you can decide for yourself.
Creating informed and engaged citizens was an original purpose of public schools.
With the push for education reform by both Republicans and Democrats, civics classes have been set aside.
The United States now ranks 120th out of 169 democracies in voter turnout.
WHY WE CARE
Students do not automatically become informed and engaged citizens on their 18th birthday.
A civics education is key to an effective democracy.
The Decline in Civics only makes our democracy less participatory and therefore less reflective of its citizens’ voices . Make sure you stay engaged by registering to vote at www.ourtime.org/vote.