We discussed the uses for Civics–each of you gave an area of interest–one area–even if you don’t care about the broader political spectrum, that you care about. Some of you said social justice. Others cared about immigration issues, marriage equality, crime, community improvement…you each had issues you agreed were important to you.
I came across this today–Hack for Change. I wish I noticed it sooner, but it’s the foundation of what this course, Civics, is all about. Find something. Care about it. Work to improve it.
If you can do those things, you have mastered civics. I don’t care how many laws you memorize or politicians you recognize on CNN. If you can effect change, you can control the world.