Conventional wisdom holds that young people aren’t political or even civic-minded. The following post takes issue with this notion. It was written by Joseph Kahne, a professor of education at Mills College and a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He chairs the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics. His work concerns the ways educational initiatives and participation with digital media can influence the quality, quantity, and equality of youth civic and political participation.Read full article >>
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Early this year, I published a post with the headline, “A very scary headline about kindergarteners,” about an op-ed in the Oregonian with this headline: “Kindergarten test results a ‘sobering snapshot.’ ” The op-ed lamented the low literacy skills entering kindergarteners in Oregon had displayed on a test. I wondered just how 5- and 6-year-olds could be so disappointing to adults.Read full article >>