December 20, 2016 Comments Off on Vallejo: A Model For Broader Engagement In Participatory Budgeting
Participatory budgeting (PB) often funds infrastructure projects. For local officials and community leaders using or considering PB, Vallejo offers a model for funding programs and services. In most cities, participatory … Read more
December 6, 2016 Comments Off on Voting, Division And Higher Education
This fall, two pieces of conventional wisdom regarding higher education were turned on their heads by the American public. The 2016 presidential election cemented a long-perceived trend: our great country … Read more
December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Questions From The Audience: Can The Public Have A Real Voice In American Politics?
Voting every four years and then checking out is a recipe for a weak democracy. People need authentic and satisfying avenues of engagement between elections. During a panel discussion two weeks ago, … Read more
November 29, 2016 Comments Off on Understanding The Debate On Charter Schools: A Nonpartisan Perspective
Given the tenor of public dialogue around the presidential transition, we’re likely to see even more division and emotion emerge around the already controversial topic of charter schools. That’s where … Read more
November 22, 2016 Comments Off on Can The Public Have A Real Voice In American Politics?
Public engagement experts and practitioners acknowledge the challenges that lie ahead for their field, but are optimistic about the future of democracy. Watch a video of the discussion here. This … Read more
November 17, 2016 Comments Off on What Do We Know About Trump’s Plan For Higher Ed?
While details remain hazy, President-Elect Trump has given a few indications on his transition website and during rallies regarding what he’d pursue. With Donald Trump’s win last week, I found … Read more