Student Voice in School Reform: Building a participatory institutional culture

“The problem is that we are constantly changing things and that teachers are having a hard time adapting.”  “It’s not that we...

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Just Exactly What Is Civics Education?

In my day-to-day work, I’m confronted with myriad questions from the mundane to the wildly unexpected: “How many states include a...

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Rosa Parks: A civil rights champion

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was an African American woman known for refusing to relinquish her seat to a white man on a city bus in...

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Education for Democracy. Education is Democracy. Education as Democracy.

I was fortunate enough to spend the day last Friday at the Ford Foundation as a participant in a daylong symposium on civic education and...

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Promised Land: Are we getting closer?

In the last words of his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. referred to seeing the promised...

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