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A Brush-Up For All Of Us On How Government Works


"If you don't participate, you can't complain." There are harsher ways of delivering that phrase, which exhorts people to get involved in government, by at least voting.

Jeff Foster teaches about government at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, scene of a mass shooting several years ago. Students there made headlines for their activism after the shooting.

Now their teacher puts a book out to help younger readers understand governmental processes, For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters.

It is aimed for kids, but can absolutely be enjoyed by adults. The author joins us.

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