A high school teacher explains government gridlock

The World

Under ordinary circumstances, it can be hard to get young people engaged in politics. But when the political system seems broken, does the job become even harder? For the fourth installment in our series, “Frustration Nation,” we turn to a high school civics teacher and two students to hear how the turmoil in Washington plays out in the classroom.

Alan Brodman has been teaching civics and government courses for 18 years at East Brunswick High School in New Jersey. We also speak with Ameena Green, a high school junior at Detroit School of Arts, and Michael Head, a senior at North Hall High School in Gainesville, Georgia.

Read Alan Brodman’s blog posting here.

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