Congratulations to the two PBC teachers who were accepted for the extraordinary opportunity to attend a Harvard Civics Program this summer.
How much and what kind of power should the federal government have over the states? This foundational question will be the focus of the August 2019 event being hosted by the League of Women Voters of Greenwich, Connecticut, Greenwich High School Social Studies Department and the Harvard Club of Fairfield County.
The goal of the program, which has balanced participation of adults and high school students, is to encourage more cross-party dialogue and enthusiasm around political engagement and encourage voters to recommit themselves to the process of informed and reasoned debate. Previous participants returned from the experience very enthusiastic about incorporating the cases into their classes. Student evaluations have suggested that those participating in these cases are more likely to vote and more likely to think about running for office in the future.
We look forward to hearing about their experience and will share their comments in our September newsletter.