Yesterday on The Takeaway
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said one of the best ways to
ensure the continued success of American democracy is to get young
people engaged again. "My commercial message is let's restore the
teaching of civics to the high schools so that younger generations
will know how their government works," Breyer said. "They’ll know a
little bit about history and they’ll understand the importance of
participating in the community's life." But what does it take to get
today's students excited about civic life and government?
MARK OGLESBY, a government and civics teacher at Howell High School in
Michigan and the winner of the 2011 American Civic Education Award,
and one of his students, senior GABE MONTESANTI talk about how to
make civic engagement more important to young people.