You believe schools should help create socially-conscientious societies. You believe democratic participation and ethical action are a set of skills, knowledge, and attitudes that need to be explored and modeled from an early age. You believe in transforming the purpose of education so that students are not only prepared for college or for their careers, but for the work of creating a peaceful and sustainable planet.
At One Square Mile, we believe this too.
But where to begin?
Imagine a world where all teachers are able to administer a simple online or paper survey at the beginning of the school year. It takes their students approximately 20 minutes to complete. It immediately provides a customized, easy to understand classroom report. The report is based on research-backed data on the civic orientations and assets of their students.
Of course, data and reports are not nearly enough. A close partnership between schools and One Square Mile comes next; here is what that means in concrete terms: