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Democratic Education

To Take on the Empowerment Gap, We Need to Change the Narrative of Education

Harry Boyte | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Harry Boyte

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.

What if School Were Out Forever?

Matt Murrie | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

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.

Dispatches On Democracy: Experts Nationwide Voice Thoughts On Education Equality

Isaac Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Isaac Graves

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 Pitfalls of Introducing Democracy by Force

Alex Koroknay-Palicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Alex Koroknay-Palicz

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.

Educating for Democracy: Educators and Students Speak Out at Medgar Evers Conference

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

An all-day conference titled "Democratic Education Symposium" was held on Saturday at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.