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The Educated Citizen: Education as Preparation for Civic Participation

The Education & Democracy Webinar Series launches with this foundational program that will explore how quality education helps prepare informed and engaged citizens. Speakers will address the importance of quality education that includes civics and how denial of such an education hinders participation in democratic institutions, like voting.


  • Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Senior Researcher, Learning Policy Institute; Managing Director, Education Sector; Founder, Equity Project, American Institutes for Research
  • Lisa Holder, Of Counsel, Equal Justice Society
  • Michael A. Rebell, Executive Director, Campaign for Educational Equity, Columbia University Teachers College
  • Kimberly Robinson, Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law; Professor of Education, University of Virginia Curry School of Education and Human Development


  • Janel A. George, Co-Chair, Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Co-Chair, Education Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Co-Sponsors: ABA Center on Children and the LawABA Center for Public Interest LawABA Division for Public EducationABA Section of State and Local Government LawABA Standing Committee on Election Law



Speaker Biographies

Cook v. Raimondo | Teachers College, Columbia University

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