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Is Civics Education The Key To Mobilizing Young Voters?

Only 16 percent of eligible voters under 30 cast ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. Some experts say the long-term solution to low youth turnout is better civics education.
Some experts say the long-term solution to low youth voter turnout is better civics education. (Wokandapix/Pixabay)

Only 16 percent of eligible voters under the age of 30 cast ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. This year, public figures from Taylor Swift to Barack Obama have taken to social media to mobilize young people. But some experts say the long-term solution to low youth turnout is better civics education.

‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with  (), who teaches government and human geography at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington, and hosts the Nerd Farmer Podcast () on civics, education and culture.

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