• Bridging Differences

    In Bridging Differences
    Deborah exchanges views with a different colleague, each for a month or two.  Her current correspondent is Harry Boyte, a Minnesotan (although his roots are southern). He has always been a friend and mentor, even though we come to stuff in different ways and even disagree on and off. He is a professor and an activist, a theorist and a practitioner, with a focus on democracy—beginning a long time ago when he worked with Martin Luther King. He has written or edited ten books on the topic and founded a Center on
    democracy which is now at St Augsberg College, but formerly at the University of Minnesota.  

  • Where I’ll Be

    Dec 1-3, 2016 Fall Forum Coalition of Essential Schools: Providence, Rhode Island

  • Network for Public Education

  • Good Morning Mission Hill

    For information on showings or purchasing the video Good Morning Mission Hill
  • Central Park East Elementary School

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What it means to win…

Quoting Ted Sizer’s hopes for the Coalition of Essential Schools in 1983. “I hope that we can change the conversation.” Well, Chicago teachers, you have. Sometimes, as John Dewey noted, you can only learn when you are moving, in action, exploring, experimenting, taking risks. You’ve unparalyzed us,  Chicago. Victory is already yours and ours–even before I’ve read any new contract language.

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