Monday, December 5, 2022

Let’s educate tomorrow’s voters: Democracy depends on it - Elias Blinkoff, Molly Scott, and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Brookings

The final results of the 2022 midterm election in the United States are in. Journalists tell us that a key issue for voters was preservation of democracy. A recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll showed that while inflation was the top issue on voters’ minds, “preserving democracy” captured second place. The issue that claimed little attention was education. Yet, as Thomas Jefferson once said, “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” That is, if we care about democracy, we must also care about education.