In building a democracy school coalition, Boyte asks how we can address the widespread prejudices against working-class whites.

What would it take to operate schools so that all members of the extended community are treated respectfully? How might one express this as a "mandate" for any school that expects to receive public funds?

In this blog Harry Boyte asks how can a discussion of principles that should govern accountable, publicly supported schools include the idea that we are all responsible citizens and creators of education, not angry shoppers in search of the best product.

How can we come up with a set of basic principles of democratic accountability and sufficient autonomy for our schools?

This blog, answering Meier's question about what list of elements should be necessary for public funding, with democracy in mind, argues that democracy educators in the United States have much to learn from the international "New School" movement, including the simple lesson that it is possible to make large-scale democratic change from the inside.

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