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
- 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.