Though I will never justify any student engaging in cheating, I also must ask what we as educators and educational policy maker are doing that lowers students' zest for learning.
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As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.
Science is not value neutral. It depends on democratic values of cooperation, free inquiry, and a commonwealth of knowledge.
As first-generation college, poor and working class students are exposed to the message of individual success and independence, a strong social class performance gap emerges.
From the work and ideas the movers and makers at IDEC 2013 are developing, you can see for yourself how it may not be a question of what if schools become extinct, but when.
While democracy is taught, students are not given an opportunity to authentically practice democracy. What must education be to become democratic?
Voices from around the country.
The idea of an adult coming in and trying to implement democracy in a setting that has known only authoritarianism seems somewhat like the US invading an authoritarian nation to make them democratic.
An all-day conference titled "Democratic Education Symposium" was held on Saturday at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.
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