getting students to engage the news…
“The Washington Post…notes that Barack Obama has a partisan approval gap of 68%—that is, 80% of Democrats approve of the job he’s doing, compared to 12% of Republicans—the largest partisan gap for any president’s third year of office ever recorded.”
What do you think? Does it feel like America is becoming more polarized to you? We certainly hear a number of stories about this subject in the media. But then again, maybe that’s just the focus of the media rather than actual polarization. What types of information would you want to see to before you came to your own conclusions about the polarization of America?
Would you say that Americans are growing apart in other ways? Do we feel as connected to each other as we used to feel? Is there still a sense of community? What about you….do you feel connected to your community? In what ways are you connected? Are their things that you could do to feel more connected?