YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Why Are We Teaching Democracy Like a Game Show?

"Memorizing the answers to a naturalization test will not help students learn about civics," writes Joseph Kahne.

Publication Date: 
April 22, 2015