Civics 101 - US Public Service Academy
Posted by: Paul Nichols
15 Nov 2007
You know I like to prattle on about civics and how we need to teach it better. Well, let me bring you up to speed on a movement to formalize civics educational opportunity that goes beyond just a four year curriculum in high school.
Yup, there's a movement to make a university solely dedicated to civics. It would mirror the military service academies, and after graduation students would have to serve the country in a civilian position for at least five years.
Pretty novel idea, me thinks!
But this isn't only a movement. This seems to have some serious backing. The Public Service Academy Act is a bill before the Senate (S. 960) and the House (H.R. 1671). It's got substantial backing from a wide variety of Senators and Representatives. Check out the website for more information, or its In-Congress page to see who's on the civics bandwagon.