As inauguration day nears, a group of leading progressive educators I admire, The Forum for Education & Democracy, has launched a site, Will We Really?, to promote five quite modest principles for raising children in 21st Century America.
Like so many other groups, this site features a petition to President-Elect Obama requesting that he and the Congress take steps to make the “five freedoms” outlined on the site a reality. There is also a community of educators and concerned citizens you may join on the site.
It’s refreshing that the progressive education movement is finally embracing the power of the web. We still have a way to go before equalling the power and influence of our our harshest critics online
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.