Posts Tagged: community
Every aspect of life carries with it certain unspoken assumptions. (A business meeting, for instance, requires a tucked-in shirt; a movie theater assumes viewers will refrain from talking; a waiting room means cordiality–but rarely conversations–with strangers; and schools require classrooms with walls.) If we are successfully assimilated, we move through our lives without giving these things a second thought. Read more.
On Monday, October 15th, Partnership for Change Fellows Matthew Webb and Dov Stucker gathered with Drew Blanchard, Signe Daly, and Partnership co-cordinator Alan Tinkler for an informal conversation with Peter Sloth (whose last name means ‘castle’ in Danish). Peter, who was here visiting Signe, his cousin, is a teacher in his native Denmark. Read more.
Today, I was captivated by this address by Diane Ravitch, a professor at NYU and former education official under the first president Bush, speaking to an audience in Chicago. She is currently a crusader against the pro-testing, anti-teacher, and anti-union ‘reformers’ in education. Read more.