Youth Engagement in Democratic Education

Way back in 2008, I presented a few workshops at the International Democratic Education Conference. I had dabbled in the “DemEd” community for a few years by then, and this was my first push to really inject the movement I stand for: Youth engagement. While it seems antithetical for democratic education to be anything otherContinue reading “Youth Engagement in Democratic Education”

Student Voice Is NOT Democracy

Student voice is not democracy.  Out of my decade-plus experience working in schools to promote student voice, a few lessons and experiences stand out. This article highlights one of those experiences, and is focused on one of those lessons.During the 2006/07 and 2007/08 school years, I worked with almost 150 schools in seven BOCES across NewContinue reading “Student Voice Is NOT Democracy”