Askwith Education Forum Askwith Essentials: What Makes A Good Citizen? Posted December 5, 2016 By Bobby Dorigo Jones Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States. While civics education policy was not a factor in this year’s presidential election, United States Secretary of Education John King recently urged educators to “make preparing your students for their civic duties just as much a priority as preparing them to succeed in college and in their careers.”Although neither candidate’s K-12 education platforms mentioned civics education, Hillary Clinton had taken citizenship into account, proposing executive commitments to promoting service, including a threefold increase in the number of Americorps service members.In the aftermath of this year’s election, and in conjunction with the 42nd annual Association for Moral Education Conference, Askwith Forums will host a panel of moral education thinkers to discuss the historic outcome of the 2016 election, its relationship to civics education, and key challenges for the civic education landscape going forward.Speakers:Callie Crossley, host, Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, WGBH; media commentatorMichelle Fine, distinguished professor, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts UniversityModerator: Meira Levinson, professor of education, HGSEEvent details:Thursday, December 8, 5 p.m.Askwith Hall, Longfellow Hall13 Appian WayCambridge, MA, 02138NOTE: Seating is first-come, first-seated. Askwith Education Forum Bringing innovators and influential leaders to the Harvard Graduate School of Education Explore All Articles Related Articles Askwith Education Forum Education and the 2016 Election On Wednesday, October 19, a panel of HGSE faculty members discussed the role education has played in the 2016 presidential election and the implications of different election outcomes on education policy. Askwith Education Forum Askwith Essentials: Education and the 2016 Election Askwith Education Forum Elizabeth Warren Visits the Askwith Forum U.S. Senator for Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren talked higher education, student debt, and the importance of reform at the Askwith Forum on September 18, 2015.