I had the wonderful opportunity to listen to Richard Dreyfuss tonight! He spoke to a full house of students at Nova Southeastern University.
Dreyfuss is dedicating the rest of his life to pursue his passion for educating young Americans about civics. (Sadly, only 3% of the schools in this country are teaching civics.)
I didn’t realize this. Did you?
He described the seriousness of this issue if nothing is done to equip our children (who are our future), with an education around civics. They need to know how the government and the laws work in this country. If they grow up ignorant on these issues, it’s akin to national suicide. It’s a serious, serious problem.
If our children are not up to the challenge of leading America into the future, another entity will.
Kids have not been learning about the Bill of Rights, the Constitution or its amendments; most have no idea why or how the three branches of government work; they do not appreciate the basics of how the legal system operates, and so much more.
I have so much to say on this topic! Unfortunately, it’s much too late for me to write coherently on tonight’s program. I will be doing a post about this issue. I do hope to start a conversation about this serious problem.
In the meantime, the Dreyfus Initiative website is below. Check it out!