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Is Florida Really Abandoning Common Core? – 1

To see how detailed analysis of one aspect of the issue of academic standards can shed light on wider matters, let’s focus on answering one question that titles this piece: Is Florida really abandoning the Common Core?

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Civics and Critical Thinking

The challenges faced by those dedicated to civic education and the teaching of critical thinking are very similar.

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Re-inventing Civic Education – 3

Answers to problems regarding education will come about through argumentation and deliberation, two critical-thinking skills that also happen to represent prized civic virtues.

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Reinventing Civic Education – 2

Civics education is a perfect example of a problem requiring a critical-thinking approach used to analyze complex issues.

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Rethinking Civic Education – 1

Atteneeds at the Civic Learning Impact and Measurement Convening face a daunting challenges: restoring while reinventing civic education in America.

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A Quick Announcement

For anyone who misses the regular blogging that took place here at Degree of Freedom until I went on hiatus a couple of years back, I’ve just kicked off a new blogging project called Critical Thinking Out Loud over at a new site I built to consolidate some of the “properties” associated with different education-related […]

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Critical Voter – Fre-ebook Tuesdays

The Kindle version of Critical Voter is available free every Tuesday between now and July 19th.

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Critical Voter – Free at Amazon This Week

From today until Friday, the Kindle version of Critical Voter is available for free at Amazon. So download it, read it, enjoy it and – if you can – please reach out to anyone you think might be interested in the subject and let them know about this one-week promotion. Back tomorrow with more critical […]

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Announcements

A couple of quick announcements: First, you can read an interview with yours truly here. Second, an additional lesson plan and check-for-understanding quiz was just added to the Critical Voter curriculum page (the rest will be available soon). And, finally, next week – from April 4-8 – the Kindle version of Critical Voter will be […]

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Critical Voter Curriculum

It’s Super Tuesday so, as promised, the Critical Voter curriculum is now available for teachers to use to integrate critical thinking lessons based on material from Critical Voter and this Critical Voter web site into their lessons. Speaking of lessons, I also started to put together lesson plans that include goals, vocabulary, resources and suggested […]

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