Quote: “Cronkite said he fears Americans are learning less and less about what their government is doing, and worse, they do not seem to care. He cited recent presidential elections that have seen less than half of registered voters go to the polls. The result has been leaders who are chosen by about a quarter of the electorate. ‘That means we don’t have a democracy,’he said. ‘We’ve got an oligarchy here, not a democracy. Our democracy is in some danger if we don’t concentrate on educating the populace.’”

Comment: Just another reason whey we need to focus our efforts with our students. Give them the tools to change the script.