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March 19, 2024

Does the education system adequately prepare students for informed citizenship?




Total votes: 6

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  1. Ruba Al-baddawi
    90

    I don’t think so

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  2. FearlessHusky1
    114.5

    First of all, I think this is not an issue that is born in the education system, however its is one that the education system needs to address.

    I think technology, social media and the constant …Read MoreFirst of all, I think this is not an issue that is born in the education system, however its is one that the education system needs to address.

    I think technology, social media and the constant influx of unprocessed information have a critical role in the spreading of misinformation and extreme views in today’s society. I mean everyone has a platform where they can say whatever they want, posing their opinions as facts and often being more popular than factual information.

    The education system needs to acknowledge this situation and teach students how to filter out relevant information in their feed, as well as how to spot reliable sources.

    Some schools do have campaigns and activities to tackle this problem, however, being informed and avoid misinformation has become a skill. As such it needs to be practised regularly for it to become a habit. Read Less

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  3. GraciousElephant5
    104

    Strongly disagree

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  4. CheerfulMagpie
    114

    I feel as though many Americans have not been taught how to recognize the difference between truth and misinformation. Too many citizens take the information they see at face-value. Schools need to …Read MoreI feel as though many Americans have not been taught how to recognize the difference between truth and misinformation. Too many citizens take the information they see at face-value. Schools need to teach our students how to filter our this misinformation. While some schools do teach students to do their own research, I feel that they do not do enough to tackle the increasing levels of fake stories and lies that individuals spread. I also think that the education system needs to encourage dialogue to help decrease polarization in our nation. The education system is one of the top solutions to our nation’s ever increasing divisions. Read Less

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  5. CuriousLion4
    10

    The education system does not adequately prepare students for informed citizenship, because I remember learning a little bit about citizenship in history class, but it wasn’t enough for me to learn …Read MoreThe education system does not adequately prepare students for informed citizenship, because I remember learning a little bit about citizenship in history class, but it wasn’t enough for me to learn about the government system and play my role as a citizen. The lessons are a little vague for young adults to learn as much as they need to, but I can see why they might not go into many details considering everything else they need to teach students. The education system tries, but in my opinion, they can do better. Read Less

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  6. SEM99
    18

    Our education system doesn’t prioritize civics and deciphering between facts and misinformation like it should. Growing up, civics was treated as an elective or minor course in the curriculum. It’s …Read MoreOur education system doesn’t prioritize civics and deciphering between facts and misinformation like it should. Growing up, civics was treated as an elective or minor course in the curriculum. It’s crucial that voters understand how our government and democracy functions. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen viral posts on social media where someone criticizes the president of members of Congress for not doing something they don’t have the power to do. We also live in a time where misinformation on news events spreads like wildfire and voters either go along with it or tune out because they don’t know who to trust. We must do a better job at teaching students how to identify misinformation and know which sources are reliable. Read Less

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