USA 1001: Intro to Democracy

Author: Andrew Taramykin (Progressive Democrat) “The line used to be out the door.” Those were the wistful words of the Boys State Chairman for American Legion Post 286 when I interviewed to be selected for the prestigious–albeit less well-known than in yesteryear–youth government program. There were just twelve young men there from three area high schools. Post 286 serves most of the city of Orlando, … Continue reading USA 1001: Intro to Democracy

The Problem with Cutting Arts Education

Author: Teagan Milford (Moderate Democrat) Nineteenth-century scholar, philosopher, and psychologist John Dewey wrote, “If I were asked to name the most needed of all reforms in the spirit of education, I should say: ‘Cease conceiving of education as a mere preparation for later life, and make it the full meaning of the present life.” In today’s educational climate, many students feel disengaged in a public … Continue reading The Problem with Cutting Arts Education