Monthly Archives: December 2015

the press loses its leverage

Facebook16 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 16(Dayton, OH) Traditionally, politicians have spoken directly to relatively small numbers of people, and the press has reported their speeches to much larger publics. The intermediary role of the press has given it leverage that it can use for good (to … Continue reading

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network dynamics in conversation

Facebook17 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 17(Dayton, OH) It is in conversations–face-to-face or virtual, oral or written, small or massive, formal or informal–that we form our views of public issues, hold ourselves accountable for our reasons and actions, check our assumptions, expand our … Continue reading

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thinking like a citizen–about schools

Facebook19 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 19In Education, Justice & Democracy, edited by Danielle S. Allen and Rob Reich, all the chapters address the topic of educational equality in the US. The section headings are “ideals,” “constraints,” and “strategies.” In a longish review … Continue reading

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a co-op model for a college

Facebook31 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 31Here is a model for a new kind of college that I think could compete well with the available choices today, put beneficial pressure on the whole market, and avoid the “institutional isomorphism” that makes so many … Continue reading

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my political views in 10 minutes

Facebook39 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 39Tufts has created and released this 10-minute video, based on a talk of mine. I found it a good exercise to write, memorize, and present everything that I hold most central for a general audience in that span of time. The … Continue reading

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