We need to introduce policies that will turn schools into places where adults and youths learn to use their voices effectively, have respect and empathy for others, and discover what a community is and how to be a member of one.
January 2016 Archives
What might be a federal policy for a new administration that would help create a school system for a democratic way of life?
As Bernie Sanders reintroduces the word 'socialism' into our respectable political vocabularies, it's time to revisit a value system that respects all work that improves the world. The least prestigious job is as important as the most.
In building a democracy school coalition, Boyte asks how we can address the widespread prejudices against working-class whites.
What would it take to operate schools so that all members of the extended community are treated respectfully? How might one express this as a "mandate" for any school that expects to receive public funds?
In this blog Harry Boyte asks how can a discussion of principles that should govern accountable, publicly supported schools include the idea that we are all responsible citizens and creators of education, not angry shoppers in search of the best product.
How can we come up with a set of basic principles of democratic accountability and sufficient autonomy for our schools?