My high school civics class was uninspired, dull, irrelevant, boring, and did nothing to prepare me a a responsible voter in our democracy, which is now in jeopardy from oligarchic corporatists. Civics class, which should be the crux of a citizen's education in order to understand the nature and uniqueness of this democracy, has become something that the right would like to drown in a bathtub. Thom, we need you to develop a text book, an accessable and relevant textbook that relates the real world and its socioeconomic events in such a way as to inspire our youngsters to want to become full-blown, responsible citizens of the country and the planet. I think with you as a guide in this area, we could have a shot at counteracting the nonsense that's being thrown up by the corporate right in places like Texas and Arizona, etc. Big business doesn't want educated electorates. They want semi-literate CONSUMERS, who can read enough to want whatever's on sale that week; and now in recent decades, they've realized they don't even need American consumers. This kind of sociopathy has to be stopped, and yet with the possible de-volution of the amygdalla in a preponderance of the population, it may be too late!