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March 30, 2017

Is Less Governance Always Better for Students?

Conservatives are partially right to advocate for less government, says Deborah Meier.

March 28, 2017

Empowering Students: When the Last Become First

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 10, 2017

The Importance of Community: Connecting Schools and Neighborhoods

Now, more than ever, young people must see themselves and their communities as the makers of history, writes Deborah Meier.

March 06, 2017

Schools and the Freedom Struggle in an Orwellian World

In the age of the smart machine and Big Data, educators are called to find common ground across partisan divides in the fight for freedom against the looming dangers of an Orwellian world. The old idea of schools and colleges as social centers, or civic sites, is a resource.

February 27, 2017

Choice as a Catalyst Starts with Public Relationships

In a world where "informational" has replaced "relational" in education as well as everywhere else, we begin a democratic awakening by recalling and promoting public relationships.

February 21, 2017

Beyond 'Civics' Vs. 'Citizenship': Possibilities for Common Ground

The recent Making Citizens report is mistaken about the youth civic education initiative Public Achievement -- it reflects itself the mobilizing, good versus evil approach which has come to dominate public life in our time, the approach to politics it also decries. The debate has also illuminated possible common ground to integrate civics and citizenship education and move beyond binary thinking.

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