by Karl Kurtz
For the last four days, I have been attending the 10th World Congress on Civic Education in Warsaw, Poland. It is a gathering of 250 people from 21 states and 63 countries who are committed to the cause of democracy education. Among the participants are three state legislators: Sen. Bob Jauch (pictured), Wisconsin; Rep. Dave Upthegrove, Washington; and Assemblymember Bob Seale, Nevada.
The conference theme is Civic Education: A Worldwide Movement. The purpose of the World Congress is for civic educators from around the world to share information about the best practices of citizenship education based on lessons learned from 10 years of collaborative efforts to train thousands of teachers and encourage young people to be knowledgeable and responsible citizens.