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Class Action: Jacobin Activist Teacher's Handbook. So you want to Run for Office? Christopher Crotty Is there a local issue that has you hopping mad?

So you want to Run for Office?

Think you can do a better job than the people who represent you? Dont just sit there - help fix the problem by running for office. Whether youre seeking a seat on the local school board or a term as U.S. President, running for office is a challenging endeavor. 2) Check the qualifications for the office. Home. In our self-governing society Who should we call on to fix broken government?


We can blame politicians, the media, or special interests Till we're red or blue in the face But sometimes you just have to turn the mirror around. The Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy. Municipal codes of DC, free for all. BuildThatBill. Literate Programming. The citizen's handbook. Teaching Against Idiocy W Parker.

The Public Intellectual. Within the last few decades, the emergence of public intellectuals as important cultural and social critics has raised fundamental questions not only about the social function of academics, but also about the connection between higher education and public life, between academic work and the major issues shaping the broader society.

The Public Intellectual

Truthout's Public Intellectual Project will provide progressive academics with an opportunity to address a number of important social issues in a language that is both rigorous and accessible. All too often, academics produce work that is either too abstract for a generally informed public, or they separate their scholarship from the myriad of issues and contemporary problems that shape everyday life in the United States and abroad. Watching the Government. Watching the Media. Sources Experts Media Contacts Spokespersons News Sources Directory. Politifact. Investigative journalism links... The Freecycle Network. Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression. Originally Thirteen Techniques for Truth Suppression by David Martin Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government.

Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression

When the government lacks an effective, fact-based defense, other techniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token opposition party. Dummy up. Why We Protest. CCA Actions Exhibition. The Center On Congress at Indiana University. Open States: discover politics in your state - Open States. Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education.

Overview We have devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17).

Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education

The curriculum helps educate students on topics like: YouTube’s policies How to report content on YouTube How to protect their privacy online How to be responsible YouTube community members How to be responsible digital citizens We hope that students and educators gain useful skills and a holistic understanding about responsible digital citizenship, not only on YouTube, but in all online activity. Lessons in English Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Or you can download the Full Teacher's Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF. Lessons in Additional Languages Below is a list of lessons and resources in additional languages beyond English: Learn more To learn more visit the Classroom videos page of this website, where you can find links to information on:

Digital citizenship. Electronic Frontier Foundation. UPDATE: List of 2012 Student Protests Regarding Education in the U.S. Originally Posted June 23, 2012 “When students awaken, the national conversation will change.”

UPDATE: List of 2012 Student Protests Regarding Education in the U.S.

List of U.S. Student Protests Analyzed. As I was preparing to speak at my recent (and first!)

List of U.S. Student Protests Analyzed

Webinar this past Wednesday, “Elevating Student Voices,” I started reviewing some of the information I found that I wanted to discuss that night. With my List of 2012 U.S. Student Protests Regarding Education receiving 790 views, I wanted to go further in depth of those findings. Here is what I’ve found: The students aren’t stopping. Chicago Students Boycott the NAEP to Demand Safety - Living in Dialogue. Hello my name is Leslie Leon. I am an 18 year old senior at Gage Park High School on Chicago Southwest side. I was born in Chicago, Illinois but raised in Imlay city, Michigan. My parents only wanted the best for my family, therefore we moved to Michigan for a safer life.

My parents decided to move back to my hometown in 2010. My life took a whole "U" turn. It wasn't until this year that I began to feel alarmed being inside the school. A Boycott Is Happening in Chicago—And This Time It Isn’t Teachers. Students in Chicago have had enough with their school system.

A Boycott Is Happening in Chicago—And This Time It Isn’t Teachers

A group called Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools boycotted the state-mandated test, PSAE, on Wednesday and protested citywide. Like many people against standardized testing, the students, which numbered in the hundreds, have had enough with test taking. But their objections, however, go further. Innovating civic media tools and practices together with communities.

Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World. E. B. White on 'The Meaning of Democracy' Civil Rights Data Collection. State Of The Union 2011.