stephanie jones

and democratic education…for all?

In creativity, democracy, Education Policy, high-stakes tests, institutions, justice, politics on February 20, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Morocco…

Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana…

People exercising their human right to stand up against punitive governments making decisions affecting their work, personal, and political lives, are taking over television images, radio airwaves, and internet blogging in 2011.

The struggle for democracy continues far beyond the toppling of dictators – the struggle continues in the “democracy” of the United States of America where children spend the majority of their young lives in institutions that do not engage democratic principles. How is it that a democracy can thrive when its children are educated in largely authoritarian settings?

If you don’t know IDEA yet, check it out – here’s a great video to share with others and use in schools and colleges to help us reconsider what we want for the youth of our country.

At least watch the video…

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