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.
Someday I'd like to write a book on anti-poverty efforts, and I hope it might have the title above. Understanding that my knowledge about this vast topic is still limited, here's a first cut at the basic outline. I think you'll agree that there are quite a few items on the list about which we can agree.