Right before launching into the Braver Angels student debate, Associate Professor Deondra Rose joined the American Council of Trustees and Alumni’s Doug Sprei on the HigherEdNow podcast to discuss political education and civic engagement.
“One of the things I spend a lot of time thinking about as a political scientist who focuses on higher education policy and questions is: what are we doing with this tremendous opportunity to engage with people who are at formative moments in their personal development, in their social development, in their political development, and relatedly, in their development as citizens? To my mind, civic education is critical education, and it’s more than just helping people understand the nuts and bolts of government and how to vote and how to register, it’s also really helping to make a case for why engaging in public life is worthwhile.” – Professor Rose
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Along with leading Polis, Professor Rose is an Associate Professor at the Sanford School, Co-director of the North Carolina Scholars Strategy Network, and author of Citizens by Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship.