The Participation Blog

Civics 101

Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and my friends and I had to ride our chickens to school (couldn’t afford horses), we were taught a quaint subject called “civics” and/or “government.” That gradually came to an end as school curricula changed and narrowed. And that lack of basic understanding of how big societal decisions are made and how governance is supposed to function is thought to be a big reason why people have increasingly come to mistrust and hate their government. Fixing that is something that we can’t afford to wait on any longer.