In his book, Reclaiming Democratic Education: Student and Teacher Activism and the Future of Education Policy, Thomas (2022) provides an overview of historical connectedness between student and teacher activism. He proposes that while the Nation At Risk paradigm has effectively positioned students and teachers as passive objects and recipients, respectively, of education policy, recent activism by both groups demonstrates a rejection of the paradigm. Although I am not entirely convinced that wholesale rejection of such a pervasive paradigm is at play, I appreciate Thomas' (2022) reminder that the struggle to reclaim democratic education is certainly worth fighting for.
Position and Power. A Book Review of Reclaiming Democratic Education: Student and Teacher Activism and the Future of Education Policy.
Democracy and Education,
(1), Article 8.
Available at: https://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol31/iss1/8