April 2013    
Sam Chaltain: Democracy. Learning. Voice.
Friends, spring breakers, worker bees:

First, there was the guilty verdict in the high school rape case in Steubenville, Ohio -- and the complicated process of trying to understand what had happened there.

Then, there was the wrenching, culturally complex decision to close 54 public schools in Chicago, Illinois -- a decision Mayor Rahm Emanuel chose to make public while he was vacationing in Utah.

What do these recent community crises say about the state of our civic discourse -- and the state of our public schools? 

And what would you say if I told you the news about public schools isn't all bad -- in fact, it's possible to subscribe to a steady recipe of what's working in public education (just click the red button).

With hope,




Sam Chaltain

Democracy. Learning. Voice.



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