American democracy is at risk unless we change the way we teach civic education in K-12 schools. This book will inspire educators and communities to transform schools by teaching democratic principles, systems thinking, and civic values, with opportunities for community problem-solvng. It describes 53 years of experience with many examples of youth civic engagement. We lack shared values and the political will to cooperate on implementing changes. We lack “civic intelligence,” which will guide us to transform schools and create a new path for America and humanity.