The forms of democracy are weak now. Students, families, and teachers should fight for it, argues Deborah Meier.
In a time of civic unravelling especially along partisan lines, how can we add a strong emphasis (and assessment dimension) on "civic repair" to every issue and organizing effort?
Deborah Meier imagines conditions under which school choice could produce innovation that would influence traditional public schools.
If we want to build a broad, majority coalition for democratic educational reform with a strong emphasis on communities, we need to look in places that are not part of the conventional progressive horizon.
Now, more than ever, young people must see themselves and their communities as the makers of history, writes Deborah Meier.