Good Citizens Are ‘Inclusive’ and Take Shorter Showers, Colleges Say

April 27, 2015

By Ashley Thorne at The Federalist

Are you a good citizen? If so, what do you do that makes you one?

At many colleges and universities, good citizenship is now understood as requiring a personal commitment to “sustainability.”

Last fall, I traveled out west to visit universities the National Association of Scholars is studying for a project looking at civics education in colleges. “Civics” isn’t what it used to be: the study of how our system of self-government works. Instead the term has been appropriated by colleges that want citizens to repair “growing global economic inequalities, climate change and environmental degradation, lack of access to quality health care, [and] economic volatility,” says a White House-commissioned report, “A Crucible Moment,” which is the Bible of this campus movement...

Schools: University of Northern Colorado