What We’re Reading

Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles (or in this week’s case, podcasts and videos too!) that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!


The Political Thicket, Radiolab’s More Perfect (Podcast): On this episode, the case that pushed one Supreme Court justice to a nervous breakdown, brought a boiling feud to a head, and changed the course of the Supreme Court forever. June 10, 2016

Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City, The New York Times: Nikole Hannah-Jones shares her family’s story about New York City school segregation and how one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system. June 9, 2016

Do Celebrity Endorsements of Presidential Candidates Matter? MIC (Video)Susan Sarandon made headlines for suggesting that Bernie supporters might vote for Trump over Hillary, but do celebrities really hold any sway over the presidential election? March 30, 2016

Where Will Young Voters Impact the 2016 Elections? CIRCLE: This report describes states and congressional districts that ranked highest on the Youth Electoral Significance Index, or YESI, which identifies races that the youth vote has the highest potential to influence the outcome. Published date unknown.