Wilbur (Will) Colom ’76 (Antioch School of Law, JD) was featured in the May 2018 Deseret News about how his friendship with attorney Jim Hill forged an alliance between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Just five years out of law school, Will became the youngest lawyer in history to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court (Mississippi University for Women vs. Hogan, which established the major precedent abolishing single-sex, state supported education). He is the founding, senior partner at Colom Law Firm, with offices in Columbus and Jackson, MS, and Atlanta, GA.
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