We need a model of making school changes based on citizens first, not government first. There are many precedents.
Recently in agency Category
April 03, 2017
March 30, 2017
Conservatives are partially right to advocate for less government, says Deborah Meier.
March 28, 2017
In learning civic skills and taking public action through the citizen politics approach, students, often on the margins, change expectations and challenge school cultures. They also illustrate the power of "a different kind of politics" beyond the Manichean mindset.
March 23, 2017
The forms of democracy are weak now. Students, families, and teachers should fight for it, argues Deborah Meier.
March 21, 2017
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?
March 14, 2017
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.