to Tampa

If this page is going to remain a blog, I need to return sooner or later to daily posting. Right now, I’m heading to Tampa, Florida, where the Hillsborough County Schools are launching a major initiative to teach students about democracy and citizenship. They won a highly competitive $2 million federal grant for that purpose. I’m going to participate in a televised discussion at 10:30 tomorrow morning with the Mayor, Pam Iorio, who is planning to create a youth commission. Then I’m having lunch at the University of South Florida with an interdisciplinary group of professors who are active in community service and research. At 5 pm, I’m giving a keynote speech at Freedom High School to help kick off the county’s program.