Monday, June 18, 2012

A Well-Informed Citizenry, Being Necessary to the Liberty of a Free State . . .

Democracy depends on lowering the barriers to becoming informed.

Although blogs are a great resource for the wonky, policy-making elite, their real power lies in their ability to provide broad overviews of the issues at stake and quick links for citizen activists.

I'd like to hope that I personally made a difference in that Hillhouse classroom, but in the best-case scenario, my most powerful contribution to the students wasn't anything I said. Before the students filed out, they all wrote down the url for, a resource for young activists.

Making change happen requires two things, getting data and getting angry. 

 Also: Thomas Jefferson on Education.

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