Welcome to openDemocracy and thank you for your interest. We see ourselves as a digital commons: a shared resource, like a park in a city, resisting both the web’s permissiveness as well as corporate efforts to enclose it. On openDemocracy itself we are analysing and debating the meaning of the commons and how it can be governed. In summary, we:
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
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Today, I was luck enough to get another one of rogue archivist Carl Malamud's boxes of awesome. It's a copy of the municipal codes of DC, which are laws that you're required to follow, but aren't allowed to see without paying. As with the last time I got one of these packages , it's because Carl has scanned and OCR'ed and cleaned up these codes, and has now published them for all to see. Here's the unboxing pics .
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60-Second Civics [RSS] 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government. 60-Second Civics is produced by the Center for Civic Education. The show's content is primarily derived from the Center’s education for democracy curricula, including We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Project Citizen, Foundations of Democracy, and Elements of Democracy.
Overview We have devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17). 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
Originally Posted June 23, 2012 “When students awaken, the national conversation will change.” - Diane Ravitch, “ When Students Awaken “ After a week of googling, and searching around Facebook, I think I’ve finally got most them.
As I was preparing to speak at my recent (and first!) 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.
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.
Students in Chicago have had enough with their school system. 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. They are also fed up with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the public school system’s leaders in their attempts to shutter 54 school programs and 61 school buildings , mostly in underprivileged and minority neighborhoods.
State Of The Union 2011