In the debates about how to improve education, adults argue about what works and what doesn't, rarely asking students for their views. Of course, adults are responsible, but knowing the views of youth might -- just might -- enrich adults' decisions.
While nonreligious student groups have a history of reaching out to religious groups for discussions and debates, the amount of cooperation in the last few years has increased drastically and broadened in scope.
Rocco Landsman, Chair of the NEA, has put together a national organization dedicated to building creative places in cities around the country, demonstrating the vital link between the arts and economic development.
All my life I have had a love of "c" words: cashmere, comfort, city, creativity, champagne. This remains true, although now I find myself gravitating toward words like connect, collaborate and community.
A variety of families from different parts of California gather at the hippie camp for a week of "temporary community." Days are spent picking berries, gathering eggs, floating on inner tubes and milking Delilah the cow.