The process of civic engagement should promote “civic literacy,” as “the knowledge and ability capacity of citizens to make sense of their political world” [emphasis added] (Milner 2002, 1). Milner argues that there are “two aspects of citizenship as measurable dimensions of civic literacy: ability manifesting itself in the form of political knowledge, and willingness in the form of political participation” (ibid, 1). He statement implies that knowledge acquisition is not sufficient; a will to act is required as well


  1. Discuss the legitimacy of the quote above. Do you agree with the quote? Why or why not? As part of your answer include a discussion of why and how you would increase Civic Engagement and Renewal in the United States today.