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Fault Lines in Our Democracy: Civic Knowledge, Voting Behavior, and Civic Engagement in the United States NAEP

Coley, Richard J.; Sum, Andrew M.
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ETS Policy Information Center Report
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Civics, Education, Voter Participation, Democracy, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Human Capital and Education


As the 21st century unfolds, the United States faces historic challenges, including a struggling economy, an aging infrastructure and global terrorism. Solutions will have to come from educated, skilled citizens who understand and believe in our democratic system and are civically engaged. This incisive new report examines these fault lines and offers ideas about how to keep our democracy vital and strong.

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