The Crisis of Civic Education
Nearly a year after the presidential election, many academic leaders and faculty members are pondering the implications for their own institutions. Most of the conversation has to do with what the future holds for research, foreign students, government regulation, and financial aid, but mounting concern over fake news, hyperpartisanship, dark money, and the widespread distrust of government has led some educators to ask what more can be done to prepare young people for responsible citizenship in a democratic society.
Originally published: October 1, 2017
Author: Derek Bok
Position: President Emeritus
Institution: Harvard University
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed