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How we vote: ‘Knowledge will forever govern ignorance’

How we vote: ‘Knowledge will forever govern ignorance’

How we vote: ‘Knowledge will forever govern ignorance’ Written by Jonathan Ammons  In the first part of this series the author wrote about the vital, fundamental importance of the vote in American democracy. This essay will explore how we vote, as well as examine the...
Civics of the Utah State Legislature, part 5: The governor

Civics of the Utah State Legislature, part 5: The governor

Civics of the Utah State Legislature, part 5: The governor Written by Derek Monson  The governor plays a distinct and critical role in lawmaking. He or she is often (but not always) the final level of vetting that legislation receives before becoming law. The...
‘Cert’ history: How cases get to the Supreme Court

‘Cert’ history: How cases get to the Supreme Court

‘Cert’ history: How cases get to the Supreme Court Written by William C. Duncan  The U.S. Supreme Court receives 7,000 to 8,000 requests each year to hear appeals from state and federal court decisions. It hears arguments in only about 80 of those cases. It was not...
The civics of curriculum transparency

The civics of curriculum transparency

The civics of curriculum transparency Written by Derek Monson  Curriculum transparency, done right, strengthens the parent-teacher partnership in the education of children. It empowers parents with opportunities to have their voices heard and their values reflected...