Robert “Bobb” Stokes ’76 (Antioch College, BA) was honored as the “2018 Distinguished Alum” at Triad High School in North Lewisburg, OH. Dr. Stokes has more than 40 years of experience in general transportation planning and applied transportation research. He served as department head and professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University.
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