Roland Barth Quote

..School can be far more than a place that allows only some students to serve on the student council… School can be a place whose very mission is to ensure that everyone becomes a school leader in some ways and at some times in concert with some others.

– Roland Barth, Improving Schools from Within (2001)

George Wood Quote

Students often find themselves preached to about values instead of practicing them. That’s why our efforts have been to focus on practice rather than exhortation. Everything we do, including classroom teaching practices, school governance, students’ experience… out of school, assessment, even the organization of the school day, is done with an eye toward developing democratic community.

– George Wood (2000)