Monthly Archives: November 2013

lowering the voting age to 17

Facebook9 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 9(New York City) One of the recommendations of our major recent report, “All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement,” is to experiment with lowering the voting age to 17 in local and state elections. Voting … Continue reading

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the aspiration curve from youth to old age

Facebook58 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 58This is a interesting pair of graphs produced by an economist named Hannes Schwandt. Graph A shows people’s reported life satisfaction at each age (the square dots) and their expectations for how satisfied they will be five … Continue reading

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The Center for Public Integrity

Facebook6 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 6(St Louis) The traditional model of paying reporters by selling subscriptions and advertisements is broken. John W. Henry paid $70 million for the Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, less than the $110 million he … Continue reading

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putting action in the state standards

Facebook10 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 10I am in St. Louis for the big annual gathering of social studies teachers, the National Council for the Social Studies conference. Last fall, the NCSS released a new voluntary framework for state standards entitled College, Career, … Continue reading

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the new information technologies empower whom?

Facebook13 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 13(Frederick, MD) Within the past week, I have read two good manuscript chapters about the Dreamers and how they have used social media to change the public debate about naturalization and citizenship rights–even though they are young, … Continue reading

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who is oppressed? a question for researchers

Facebook29 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 29Let’s say you want to conduct research in a way that is “anti-oppressive.” Certain techniques and emphases will seem valuable. But a preliminary question arises: Who is oppressed? And that raises the deeper question: What is oppression? … Continue reading

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upcoming public talks

Facebook9 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 9 11/20, 4pm, Hood College in Frederick, MD: book talk on We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For 11/21, 9:30-10:45 am, Washington, DC: panel at the National Communication Association Conference on “Rethinking Foundations of Youth … Continue reading

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what are the humanities? (basic points for non-humanists)

Facebook21 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 21(Indianapolis) I am here for a meeting about the public purposes and social impact of the humanities. All the participants will be sophisticated about the humanities as practiced inside and beyond universities. But often I participate in … Continue reading

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Civic Studies mini-conference

Facebook20 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 20Soon after the volume entitled Civic Studies is published, a daylong discussion of the same topic will take place at the Southern Political Science Association meeting (January 10 in New Orleans). As Karol Soltan and I write … Continue reading

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radio interviews talking about my book

Facebook6 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 6Here are six radio or podcast discussions on my book, We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For. Most are call-in shows: This is the audio of me and John Dankosky talking about my book on … Continue reading

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