Justice Sandra Day O'Connor seeks to reverse America's decline in civics
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is crusading to reverse what she says is an alarming decline in knowledge of civics.
May 3rd, 2012
06:12 PM ET

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor seeks to reverse America's decline in civics

By Michael Martinez, CNN

San Diego (CNN) - Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who holds the distinction of being the first woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, is crusading to reverse what she says is an alarming decline in America's knowledge of democracy and is scheduled Wednesday to announce a initiative to educate children across the country.

Asserting that democracy is not inherited at birth but rather learned in school, O'Connor founded the educational nonprofit group iCivics in 2009 to secure America's governance and prepare the next generation of citizens and leaders.

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