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Book Helps Teachers Create Political, Not Partisan Classrooms

In their new book, "The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education," authors Diana E. Hess and Paula McAvoy present their findings from a four-year long study of politics in the classroom.

Paul Beckham and Gary Giffen leave Zilker Elementary School in Austin after casting ballots for the primary election on Marc…

In their new book, "The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education," authors Diana E. Hess and Paula McAvoy present their findings from a four-year long study of politics in the classroom. Hess, dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, stresses that the point of their book is to share strategies for teachers who want to improve students’ democratic education, noting that substantive conversations include topics for which there are multiple, competing viewpoints. (NPR)

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