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Joel B. Rothman and novelist team up to confront the lack of civics education plaguing the country

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Joel B. Rothman

Joel B. Rothman

Civics awareness and education continues to be a pressing issue in the United States.  The Pew Research Center recently found that 53% of the public cannot identify the Chief Justice of the Supreme CourtThe Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania has found a full third of those polled could not name a single branch of the U.S. Government and that more than half didn’t know a two-thirds majority vote in Congress can overturn a veto.  An unintended consequence of No Child Left Behind has been a decrease in civics education at the K-12 level and it shows in polls like this.

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