Monthly Archives: June 2007


Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0We’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 … Continue reading

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click to publish

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0When 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 … Continue reading

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Case Foundation’s citizen-centered grantmaking

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Stephanie 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. … Continue reading

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Caroline Levine, Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I’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. … Continue reading

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an AARP for youth (II)

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0In 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 … Continue reading

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youth mapping

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(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 … Continue reading

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I think I’ve read this dissertation ….

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the changing transition to adulthood

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Consider 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). … Continue reading

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why service learning policy is stuck

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Service-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 … Continue reading

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father’s day

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(Rehoboth, MD DE) We’re at the beach for a quick Father’s Day getaway. Back online tomorrow.

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