… e por lá, ao contrário do que Nuno Crato decidiu ao pôr fim à Formação Cívica, o governo está preocupado com a “iliteracia cívica” dos estudantes

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan along with several Obama Administration and education officials launched a national conversation today about the importance of educating students for informed, engaged citizenship with the release of the Department’s report, “Civic Learning and Engagement in Democracy: A Road Map and Call to Action.” […] The 2010 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics report found that not even 30 percent of fourth-, eighth- and 12th-grade students were proficient in civics, and a significant civic achievement gap persists among racial and ethnic groups. NAEP also documented declines in the overall civic knowledge of high school seniors between 2006 and 2010. And on a 2007 international ranking of 172 democracies, the United States ranked 139th in voter participation.