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How Smartphones Are Making it Easier to Fight Injustice

I’m starting to believe that if we all point our smartphones between us and the world at the right times, a smarter system is bound to be on the way.

I just got my first smartphone, an iPhone 5s. Do you remember when you got your first smartphone and the way it altered your daily living experience? I had abstained for so long because I struggle enough to be “present” and “mindful” without a screen smack between myself and the world. But as a documentary filmmaker and aspiring smartperson, this smartphone thing is becoming handy.

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Ordinary Citizens Catalyzing Change: A 'People's History' of 2013

The real story of 2013 was "ordinary people" in the streets who challenged injustice and worked for "good."



This year has been full of examples of people making history. Although newspapers and textbooks often focus on political and military leaders, the real story was with "ordinary people" in the streets who challenged injustice and worked for "good."

At the Zinn Education Project, our goal is to help teachers introduce these stories from a people's perspective. Teaching outside of the textbook and the mainstream news helps students see the roles they can play in making the world a better place.

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Are We Educating For Capitalism or Democracy?

The purpose of education is democracy, not preparing children for economic success in a distant future.

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