Dewey's Dream: Universities and Democracies in An Age of Education Reform : Civil Society, Public Schools, and Democratic Citizenship

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John Dewey the Coalition for Community
Schools, and Developing a Participatory
Democratic American Society

The Philosophers have only interpreted the world, in
various ways; the point is to change it
.

KARL MARX, THESES ON FEUERBACH (1845–1846)

I define wisdom as the application of intelligence and experi-
ence toward the attainment of a common good…. Wisdom
might bring us a world that would seek … to better itself
and the conditions of all the people in it. At some level, we as
a society have a choice. What do we wish to maximize
through our schooling? Is it just knowledge? Is it just intelli-
gence? Or is it also wisdom? If it is wisdom, then we need to
put our students on a much different course. We need to
value not only how they use their outstanding individual
abilities to maximize their attainments but how they use
their individual abilities to maximize the attainments of oth-
ers as well. We need, in short, to value wisdom. And then we
need to remember that wisdom is not just about what we
think, but more importantly how we act
.

ROBERT J. STERNBERG, “FOUR ALTERNATIVE FUTURES FOR
EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES: IT'S OUR CHOICE” (2004)

AS NOTED IN PREVIOUS CHAPTERS, during the twentieth century a variety of “movements” for community schools episodically rose and fell in the United States. Beginning in the mid-1980s, a powerful revival was under way, and efforts to link schools and communities grew exponentially. Since then, universities (e.g., Penn), local and state governments, the United Way, parent and

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