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Social Philosophy Today

Volume 31, 2015

Power, Protest, and the Future of Democracy

Zachary HoskinsOrcid-ID
Pages 163-168

Education, Civic Empowerment, and Race
Commentary on Meira Levinson’s No Citizen Left Behind

Meira Levinson’s No Citizen Left Behind is a thoughtful, accessible, philosophically rich look at civic education in U.S. schools. The book’s central claims are, on the whole, quite persuasive. In the interests of fostering further discussion, this essay raises some questions about the book’s accounts of racial microaggressions in schools, the extent of authenticity in student experiences, and the practice of code-switching.

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