Critical thinkers involved with civics education should ask ourselves if there might be any reasonable justification to limit discussion of political matters in the classroom
In a previous post in this series, I mentioned a critical-thinking process of deliberative discussion, one which leverages two linked uses of the word “deliberative.” A textbook definition of the term that describes it as “relating to or intended for consideration or discussion” gives the word a positive, if generic, grounding. But when used in […]
While good critical thinkers should avoid drawing too many conclusions from one example, analyzing a single case from multiple angles often generates insights that can be applied to broader issues. With that in mind, let’s continue to try to answer the question I posed last time: Did the Governor of Florida’s recent Executive Order mean […]
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?
The challenges faced by those dedicated to civic education and the teaching of critical thinking are very similar.