Stage 5: Students as World Changers

3 Profound Questions to Strengthen Democracy

This blog first appeared on Share My Lesson. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”—Preamble to the… Continue reading 3 Profound Questions to Strengthen Democracy

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Must-read Monday: Financial Gap Widens Nearly 50% in 10 Years

As Jill Barshay reports, it's difficult to accurately calculate the spending gap among schools especially at the state and local level. But the trend is clear: Poor schools are getting increasingly short-changed by the states and localities that fund them. The richest 25 percent of school districts receive 15.6 percent more funds from state and… Continue reading Must-read Monday: Financial Gap Widens Nearly 50% in 10 Years

Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Trending: Income Disparity

What would teaching and learning look like if we were developing students to be collaborative innovators ready to tackle the world’s most complex problems? The problem: From 1988 to 2008, people in the world’s top 1 percent saw their incomes increase by 60 percent, while those in the bottom 5 percent had no change in their… Continue reading Trending: Income Disparity