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Objects in Mirror: November 13, 2008 Archive

Would you take a civics refresher course?

Posted at 8:47 AM on November 13, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

This idea from the next agenda idea generator made me wonder what other citizens might think about it. Nancy Morley from Salem, Oregon proposes the administration offer a refresher course in civics to educate our citizenry:

"I would like to see a nationwide program, designed with input from the most knowledgeable among us, made available through local communities: a refresher course in civics, the formation and evolution of our form of government, how it is designed to function, and the vital role of citizens in making it work."
Morley suggests that this civics refresher could launch a more detailed community discussion. Would it result in action? Should the administration provide this program? Rate and comment on this idea, or suggest your own.

Take the quiz: Are you smarter than a recount pundit?

Posted at 7:29 PM on November 13, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

On News Cut Bob Collins presents the quiz: Are you smarter than a recount pundit?

Try your hand at the quiz and see how you stack up against other players, who share their scores in the comments.

* MPR Senate Recount collection

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