Deborah Meier explores the troubles of creating a truly democratic school and details Mission High's system for reaching consensus.
We can only fight the growing dangers of autocracy with democracy. Five democratic ideas and practices in Deborah Meier's last blog post provide resources.
By pushing "academics," schools often discourage students' intellectual curiosity.
At the University of Illinois last week, I was struck by how much leaders with vision in higher education understand that the broader citizenry needs to be brought into the conversation about public policies and purposes. We have some precedents to build on.
Schools play the greatest role in sustaining the idea of democracy—and for this reason, we must rethink the qualities a public school should have.