Circa 1996. I moved to NYC as a young mother with school-age kids, enthusiastic to be part of a new, progressive, public school effort and hopeful that they would receive a good education. My hopes were dashed. And the first chapter of my book as a school reformer in New York City began.
Fundamental to learning is the need for students to share perspectives participate in relationships with one another. Through a program called Keepers of the Culture®, students learn to treasure their right to an education and uphold personal and collective responsibilities associated with membership in a civil learning community.