rthy of a democracy, one characterized by strong public schools, equity of educational resources, and an informed, involved citizenry."
Taken from a letter from John Goodlad:
The Forum for Education and Democracy has been putting together a web-based national petition campaign to elevate the needs of young people and public schools. The goal of this campaign—launched yesterday—is to build on the optimism of the recent presidential campaign (“Yes We Can”), address the shared anxiety about our uncertain future (“Will We Really?”), and turn those feelings into the promise of collective action (“Yes We Will”).
To learn more—and to share your voice—we urge you to stop what you are doing for just five minutes and visit www.willwereally.com to watch the powerful short film that frames the issues of our movement, sign the petition, and help us turn energy into action. Together, we can turn the hopeful energy of the presidential campaign into the actualized promise of not just a better society for our children, but also a more hopeful future for our democracy.
Yes We Will.
We are hoping for a extraordinarily large and highly visible outpouring by educators, parents, students, and citizens to make the needs of young people and public schools a top priority of President-elect Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office (and beyond). The time is now.
can proceed beyond talking to REAL ACTION.
There are a wide range of people I can recommend, so I will begin with one Kansan, Rich White whose work amplifying the virtual world for students and teachers shows promise for students in a variety of economic situations or geographic locations.…
there you will find games. It’s not news that games promise entertainment, and looking at cubs playing you can easily deduct the relationship between play and development, but it is becoming clearer that games are the key to learning and education...."
You are invited to share you view.