Since the 9/11 attacks, it‘s become common to say that everything has changed for America. That is true in one sense; our open society was heinously abused by people who intend us great harm. So we must indeed change to strengthen national security and protect the blessings of liberty.
America is declining in civility, morality and patriotism. However, teaching Civics in high school alone won’t do much to correct that. What’s really needed is civic education. They are not the same.