1) The Neglect of Heritage by Donald H. Bragaw and H. Michael Hartoonian
2) The Civic learning opportunity Gap: Students' Access to citizenship Preparation in Colorado Schools Jill K. Conrad & Emelie Smith
Why we need to Save (and Strengthen) Social Studies Peggy Altoff
NCSS Calls for Change Peggy Altoff
Hirsch Attributes Complacency, Drift Away from Academic Content for Steep Decline in Students' Knowledge of Civics: <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=7am6wbcab&et=1103707267782&s=13188&e=001fEQ9xX28iAkepW1oASfJHLL-Htrj0NT2AHcVlaq74ND82msOLsEhBSEDz9SfQOTMY0-11pwroXIjO6jeMzJ6APcrA8cAhZ3lvdN9rvo2V_4CR_65iryX-PgJZKm2pCBd_HQ6i29LsDgqKx7qxvzyF9m-AuhjgsKk>
> 9.22.10 - BOSTON - National education standards expert E.D. Hirsch attributes a dramatic decline in American students' knowledge of civics over the last half-century to a simple failure to teach it that has resulted from complacency about the proper function of schools in a democracy in a transcript released today of The Sacred Fire of Liberty, an event featuring Professor Hirsch and former Clinton administration education advisor Andrew J. Rotherham.