12/28/2011

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is promoting the study of civics, as well as iCivics, an online program for middle-school students she helped launch in 2006. O'Connor says she was motivated by the decline in students' understanding of government and history -- a trend she says could harm democracy. Some observers say No Child Left Behind's required standardized tests in other subjects are to blame.

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