The government needs to be more tech-savvy and open with its data, which bolsters engagement in the civic process in return. But modernizing state government has been a challenge for Governor Gavin Newsom during his time in office; we take a closer look at California’s struggle to update its technology and how a more robust civic education can help solve some of the democratic challenges we face today.
- CapRadio State Government Reporter Scott Rodd with his reporting on California’s challenge in modernizing state government and being more tech-savvy
- News Literacy Project President and COO and former teacher and superintendent Charles Salter discusses the value of civic education, what that looks like in K-12 and collegiate levels, and how to reach under-resourced communities
- Former ambassador to Spain and Andorra during the Obama Administration and Dean of the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University Alan Solomont explains how civic knowledge and education has changed over the years, the Educating for Democracy Act, and civic education in foreign countries
- Columbia University Center for Civic Education President and Constitutional Law and Government Lecturer Christopher Riano on diversity in civics and why it matters