Author: Jack Miller

Jack Miller is the founder and chairman of the Jack Miller Center, a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes the teaching of America’s founding principles and history by supporting professors and programs on campuses nationwide as well as courses for K-12 teachers that help them build engaging lessons for their students.

Competition, the American Way

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by RealClear Wire on April 25, 2024 and is crossposted here with permission. Our K-12 educational system is designed to serve much less than 50 percent of American students. For decades the cry has been that “all kids must go to college.” Yet, only a minority do so and fewer graduate. […]

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How Civics Can Counter Antisemitism on Campus

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by RealClearWire on January 22, 2024 and is crossposted here with permission. The shocking scenes of college students, faculty, and staff defending Hamas’s October 7th massacre of Israeli civilians as a “legitimate act of resistance” have rightly been called antisemitism. Our father’s antisemitism was the centuries-old hatred of Jews just because […]

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Equity and the Race to the Bottom

Over the last few years, the rallying cry of “woke” activists has become “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” (often abbreviated to DEI). There is little reason to object to such principles on the surface. After all, America was founded on the principle that all people are created equal. Unfortunately, the meaning of words can change over time. Rather […]

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American Individualism, Rightly Understood

Recently, a rabbi who knows of my work promoting civic education in our schools asked me, “Are you an American first or a Jew first?” At first, I didn’t know how to respond. After a moment, I said, “Well, I am Jack Miller first. I was born in America and love it for the freedom […]

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Preserving the American Dream

The Declaration of Independence teaches that America was founded as a meritocratic nation, a nation where people succeed based on merit, individual talent, and hard work. How does the Declaration do this? Its assertion that “all men are created equal” means that all Americans are equal in their ability to chart a path for themselves. […]

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‘We The People’ Need to Stand Up for Our Nation

Our Constitution begins, “We the People, of the United States.” “We the People,” not some of the people or some groups of people – but all of the people. Our Constitution continues by noting that it was instituted “in order to form a more perfect Union,” meaning that the Founders recognized the great imperfections of […]

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