John J. Theis Argument Analysis

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John J. Theis provided an interesting argument with several tenets in class. I will first describe my understanding of his argument, then important contemporary reasons why I disagree with his presentation.
Theis in his writing and the in-class presentation communicated a severe emphasis on education and civic literacy; this leads me to believe that his first premise would include educational institutions and their importance on the lives of those dwelling in a functioning semi-democratic society. The first premise is a quote from Horace Mann, which was included in the reading document, “Democracy requires educated citizens.” His second premise would be “Current civic education is inadequate to equip people, especially students to be active,

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