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Teacher Offers Students A Second Chance To Engage With History Through Primary Documents

Ashbrook Teacher seminars model the free and thoughtful discussion of primary documents. Creative teachers like Deb Wiley Horner take the documents and discussion back to the classroom, and watch their students begin to care about history.  Horner attends every Ashbrook … Continue reading »

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Fox News Commentator Ed Rollins to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 27

Political consultant and Fox News commentator Ed Rollins will be the keynote speaker at the 31st Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Ashland University. Sponsored by the Ashbrook Center, this event … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Teacher Challenges Students to Read & Debate the Questions of the Constitutional Convention

To see the transformative effect of Ashbrook’s programs for secondary school social studies teachers, simply visit their classrooms. In a suburb of Akron, Ohio, a slender thirteen-year-old wearing a starched white 18th century-style shirt stands and makes an argument against … Continue reading »

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Op Ed: Sanders and Trump are Dead Wrong on Free Trade

This op ed originally appeared in National Interest. BY: JOHN MOSER Based on the views of this year’s leading presidential candidates, it would appear that our next president is determined to move our country away from free trade. Sen. Bernie Sanders … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Seminars Remind Teachers Why They Teach

High school social studies teachers say that Ashbrook seminars renew their enthusiasm for a job full of challenges. Teachers must maintain focus as announcements blare through loud speakers and as students are pulled from class for guidance counseling, sporting events … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Discuss Contentious Presidential Primaries—And the Principles all Americans Share

Visiting bellwether Ohio to find explanations for this unusual presidential primary season, a group of foreign journalists stopped by the Ashbrook Center to hear the views of Ashbrook Scholars. The journalists were traveling on a U.S. State Department-sponsored tour. Six … Continue reading »

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Akron Beacon Journal: International, political reporters find rare civility in Ohio

This article originally appeared in the Akron Beacon Journal on March 13, 2016. Other coverage can be found in the Ashland Times Gazette and the Richland Source. By Doug Livingston International journalists from 16 countries toured Ohio’s farms, statehouse and universities last week ahead of the … Continue reading »

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Op Ed: Liberty for all is key to America’s mission

This op. ed originally appeared in today’s edition of the Columbus Dispatch. BY CHRISTOPHER BURKETT Today marks the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address. Though delivered 151 years ago, it still has relevance for Americans today as we face challenges … Continue reading »

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Op Ed: Another reason for our bombastic election? A decline in civics education

This op. ed was originally published in the Raleigh News & Observer on March 2nd, 2016. BY JASON W. STEVENS Entertaining candidates seem to enjoy an almost insurmountable advantage these days. When professional showmen enter the political arena, rivals soon realize their … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Teacher Uses Unique Background to Share Her Passion for America

Recent studies have shown that we are a nation quickly losing touch with our history and our founding principles. Through our Rediscovering America Initiative, Ashbrook is addressing this civic illiteracy problem with the help of our corps of more than … Continue reading »

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