Monthly Archives: September 2004

volunteering versus politics?

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0On Monday evening, I?ll be speaking to a bunch of young volunteers who serve through Greater DC Cares, a large ?coordinator of volunteerism and corporate philanthropy? in our area. I think I?ll start by pointing out that … Continue reading

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on the Greyhound

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I took a Greyhound bus to Charlottesville on Tuesday, all dressed in my best suit to speak at UVA. It turns out that the bus to Charlottesville continues on to Atlanta, mainly on smaller roads so that … Continue reading

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public social science

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I recommend an article by Craig Calhoun, President of the Social Science Research Council, entitled Toward a More Public Social Science (pdf). I endorse all of Calhoun’s key points: 1. “Engagement with public constituencies must move beyond … Continue reading

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youth voting

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I’m on my way to Charlottesville for a panel discussion, organized by Prof. Larry Sabato, on “Young People and the 2004 Election.” I’ll be the geek on the panel, which will also include Rock the Vote President … Continue reading

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“transnational youth activism”

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0On Saturday, I attended a meeting on ?transnational youth activism? in New York City. The classic ?transnational activists? are opponents of corporate capitalism who also distrust all hierarchical, disciplined organizations (such as nation states and unions). They … Continue reading

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civic learning in dark times

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(On the shuttle to New York): I gave a speech this morning to the state directors of Youth for Justice programs. These are federally-funded initiatives to teach young people about the law, through courses, classroom visits by … Continue reading

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Streetlaw, Inc.

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Today I was named to the Board of Streetlaw, Inc., a nonprofit that produces the nation’s most popular high school textbook for “law-related education,” conducts an annual teacher’s institute at the Supreme Court, supports youth courts (in … Continue reading

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the decline of reading

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0On July 8, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released a report entitled “Reading at Risk” which uses Census Bureau data to track a substantial decline in the percentage of Americans who read any books, but … Continue reading

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Boyte in the blogosphere

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Harry Boyte, whom I have often mentioned on this site, has contributed a substantial and interesting comment. Apparently, this is his “first blog posting ever,” and I am honored that it’s here. It’s a nice, brief statement … Continue reading

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on Minnesota Public Radio

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I was a guest this morning on a Minnesota Public radio call-in show, Midmorning with Kerri Miller. The topic was civic education and the civic and political behavior of young people. The other guests were Harry Boyte … Continue reading

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