EVERYTHING WE KNOW
Educated Citizens are politically literate.
Poltical literacy is the ability to "read' one's political world. It entails an understanding of how government works, what political rights citizens have, what the major policy issues of the day are, and how those issues affect the lives and choices of citizens.
A politically literate person has the ability to recognize political propaganda, to think critically about gaps and inconsistencies in political messages, and to make their own independent judgments about actions the government should take--without denying the existence of their own biases and self-interest.
ECit seeks to improve the political literacy of ordinary people and to help them (re)define goverment as a "we" rather than as a "they."
For more information about political literacy conversations and workshops, please contact Prof. Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org.