Leticia Egea-Hinton ’82 (Philadelphia, MA Public Admin.) was appointed to Philadelphia’s new school board in April 2018. She has worked with city agencies to help the homeless for nearly 30 years, including serving as the Director of Operations for the City of Philadelphia in charge of the nationally recognized Centralized Intake and Emergency Housing system.
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