A torrent of censorship (USA)

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, outlines some of the many ways public schools have become a cultural battlefield even though they should be insulated from politics and culture wars so they are free to fulfill the fundamental purposes of public education: to help nurture the citizens of a democratic society.

Good schools for a troubled democracy

In this piece, Jon Valant argues that the school system we have today in the United States — and our conception of a good school — is mismatched with the needs of our time.

Securing Democracy in a Conflicted Election: Resources for Educators

During a volatile election, what can be done to preserve democracy and protect election outcomes? How might we respond to fear-mongering, a potential coup, intimidation efforts, and violence with nonviolence? The Global Campaign for Peace Education is compiling a list of resources to support educators in their efforts to teach about the current political moment, prepare students to constructively and nonviolently respond to threats, and to foster a more robust and sustainable democracy for the future.

The Pluralist Commonwealth: a possible peace system?

Historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz offers an animated view of what a next system grounded in democratized ownership of the economy and real sustainability could look like. Could a pluralist commonwealth be the foundation of a peace system?

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