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July 11, 2012

The State of Public Education; The State of Movements for Human Rights

As I announced yesterday, we are moving this blog to a new livelier format at Participatory Democracy and Public Education.  I want to take the opportunity of this last blog to share my sense of where Public Education and the movements for human rights in general, are going.

July 10, 2012

Our Vision for Democracy and Education and 6 Actions to Get There

As mentioned in previous blog posts we are moving this blog today to a new home:  Participatory Democracy and Public Education.  The new blog will host an active discussion format among the four of us -- Bryant, Saulo, Patrick and I.  Please join in on our conversations there.

June 25, 2012

Will Common Core Standards Teach About the Struggles of Oppressed People?

Bryant Muldrew once again, asks some critical questions about what students are taught and equally important, what they are not taught in schools. As the Common Core are rolled out as the standard across the country and as teacher evaluations are being created, we need to keep Bryant's questions in ...

June 20, 2012

Yes, Schools Have an Alternative to Zero Tolerance

Students need to be in school to learn.  They have a right to an education--and a right to justice. 

June 06, 2012

Love and Hate in Social Movements

There are two major passions that can unify individuals or groups for a common goal. Commonly, people are bound together by a uniform hate towards someone, something, a group, or an idea. Conversely, love for someone, something, a group, or an idea can be a similar bond.

May 31, 2012

Bottom-up Organizing: Transformative movements Can Only be Realized with Authentic Grassroots Leadership

The extensive grassroots efforts leading to women's right to vote is a compelling portrayal of the fact that social change movements are like rivers with many tributaries. A dynamic, successful social movement is really the confluence of many movements--smaller, more local, narrower or different in focus.

May 30, 2012

What Is the Purpose of Public Education

The future of this country is entrusted in your ability to prepare students for life. The belief that your job is merely to help students obtain an education (signified by receiving a diploma) or get into college is clear proof of a misunderstanding. It is your duty as an educator to raise this question: what is the purpose of the public school system?

May 17, 2012

Visionary Shifts in Thinking and Behavior: For Educators, Students and Movement Advocates

About this series:  This post is the 4th in a series on how activists shape history, particularly the “Art of Movement Building.” Guest Blogger Saulo Colon and I, each week, will discuss our continued lessons learned from studying successful movements over the last 100 years.  We call ...

May 09, 2012

What Would a More Democratic Student Assessment Look Like?

Guest blogger Bryant Muldrew shows us some possibilities for a better, qualitative student assessment system, which doesn't rely on the increasingly-discredited regime of standardized tests.

May 07, 2012

Fishing for Solutions

Safety. How do we define it? Can it be provided by metal detectors? Or by searching every "suspicious" character in sight?

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