Local Deliberation

Jonathan E. Collins and Julian Bessinger have a Brookings article titled ” The case for participatory democracy during educational crisis.” In 2010, an organization called Everyday Democracy (ED) organized the Strong Start for Children (SSFC)...

Teaching Civility

The 2020-2021 school year is approaching and The Be Kind People Project is equipping parents and teachers with the tools and programs they need to head back to school while facing a new normal in the classroom (or virtual classroom). The Be Kind People Project will...

Character Education

Peter Wehner: Our schools are but one institution of many that are tasked with shaping the moral lives of the young. The philosopher Martin Buber, while cautioning not to overestimate what the educator can do to develop character, wrote, “Education worthy of its name...

Learning Civility Through Exchange

Thomas Gift and Andrew Miner at the Wall Street Journal: After the 2016 election, students from two high schools—one in Chicago and the other in rural Wisconsin—took turns visiting each other. The field trips were designed to help students understand each other’s...