We need to teach critical thinking and media literacy in our schools. In addition, civics education is practically nonexistent these days. It should be impossible to graduate from high school without showing some familiarity with the US Constitution, to say nothing of history. The First Amendment, no matter how it’s interpreted, can’t save us if people don’t have a basic understanding of what it has represented in the past and how people came to interpret the way they do.

Written by

US citizen residing in British Columbia, Canada. Degrees include anthropology and environmental studies. Activism, politics, science, nature.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store