Jerome C. Glenn ’71 (New England, MA) and his organization The Millennium Project, a Washington, DC-based global think tank, released the State of the Future 19.0 in Oct. 2017. This 19th edition of the report brings together robust and diverse data, information, and intelligence. The Millennium Project works with U.N. organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, universities, and individuals, and has established 65 “nodes” (groups of individuals and institutions) throughout the world to interconnect global and local thinking.
What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm