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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 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.

November 22, 2011

Chile and the International Education Reform Struggle

U.S. educators, students, parents, policymakers, and Occupy activists can learn a lot from Chilean students.

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