The People

The People

Who are the people involved in a school? Everyone! Horace Mann establishes this in his 12th Report. Essentially, everyone is a part of the education of the youth. The currently popular African phrase "It takes a village to raise a child" is as true and succinct as it can get. No single group or person has more power influence or authority than the object of the exercise: the person learning. And since everyone is learning that makes everyone equally important.

Discussion of specific players in this drama will be developed. Their parts will be hammered out. Their roles further defined.

Issues of race, gender, class, and the differently abled will addressed as this new environment is more naturally suited to equity, than is the current traditional classroom.



© Ted Nellen 1999