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The recent release of the Trump Administration’s FY2020 budget request once again proposes deep cuts to programs affecting social studies educators nationwide. Of direct concern is the proposed elimination of the U.S. Department of Education’s K-12 American History & Civics Grants and Academies, currently funded at $4.8 million.

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August 5, 2019 to August 7, 2019

How do we discuss controversial topics? Often, it seems, we rely upon superficial research of the facts, intimidation, or appeals to emotion. Yet, democracy depends on citizens charitably and accurately engaging each other’s arguments.

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt skillfully guided the Committee of the United Nations that developed the UDHR, establishing a baseline of rights necessary to realize the fundamental human dignity of every person in an increasingly interconnected world. December 10, 2018 is being observed around the world as Human Rights Day and, particularly as the 70th Anniversary of this global commitment to respect the humanity of all.