Monthly Archives: June 2007

trajectories

We’ve been meeting intensively this week with teens from Prince George’s County, MD. We’ve had 14 hours of class since Tuesday afternoon. All our students happen to be African-American, but they are extremely diverse (as I would have expected). Consider … Continue reading

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click to publish

When you write a blog post with the software I use (MovableType), and you’re ready to put it on your site, you click “publish.” That little operation is one of the reasons I love to blog. It contrasts so sharply … Continue reading

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Case Foundation’s citizen-centered grantmaking

Stephanie Strom reported yesterday in the New York Times: In a first, a major foundation is offering the public a direct role in deciding who should receive some of its money, a process typically shrouded in mystery. … The foundation … Continue reading

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Caroline Levine, Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts

I’m not the only member of my family to have published, during the month of June 2007, a book with “democracy” in the title. My sister, Caroline Levine, is the author of the new book Provoking Democracy. Caroline uses court … Continue reading

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an AARP for youth (II)

In January of 2005, I wrote a post about “an AARP for youth”–a national organization that would lobby for young people’s interests, as a counterpart to the powerful American Association of Retired People. Lately, two different people have asked me … Continue reading

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youth mapping

(Milwaukee) Next week, we start an intensive program for teenagers in Prince George’s County, MD who will choose an issue, conduct interviews of relevant adults, and depict the results in the form of maps and diagrams. We will be testing … Continue reading

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I think I’ve read this dissertation ….

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the changing transition to adulthood

Consider that: In 1970, there were about 1.5 million Americans above the age of 25 who were enrolled in some kind of school. In 2004, about 7 million people were over 25 and still in school (pdf). In 1970, almost … Continue reading

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why service learning policy is stuck

Service-learning (the intentional combination of community service with academic study) is a pretty significant phenomenon. According to CIRCLE’s fact sheet, “As of February 2004, over 10 percent of all K-12 public school students and 28 percent of all K-12 public … Continue reading

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father’s day

(Rehoboth, MD DE) We’re at the beach for a quick Father’s Day getaway. Back online tomorrow. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this … Continue reading

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