Capitol Report: Ralph Nader speaks on education

WINSTEAD, Conn. (WTNH) — Political activist and Connecticut native Ralph Nader is still going strong.

The former presidential candidate spoke at a Winstead bookstore this week, saying that schools are failing students with a lack of civic engagement.

“In elementary school, civics is pretty much done and we are taught it is so dull. It’s pretty much like eating a ton of sawdust without any butter, it doesn’t connect the students with the community, with the elders,” said Nader.

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