We're not natural-born democrats, but we are natural born "intellectuals," "theorists," "jokers," "reflecters," plus possessors of plenty of grit.
At their best, our schools have always welcomed children into the body politic, while also serving as engines of upward mobility, individual agency, and self-fulfillment.
I want communities, teachers, and students to have lively discourse about what "the future" will look like, rather than "teaching to" a preordained one.
One of the unfortunate effects of our polarized education climate is that it makes enemies of people who might be able to add value to each other's work.
Tune in next week when she is joined by her newest co-blogger: Robert Pondiscio of Citizenship First.