I am one of the co-founders of The Rouge Forum, a group of educators, students, and parents seeking a democratic society.
We are concerned about questions like these:
- How can we teach against racism, national chauvinism, and sexism in an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic society?
- How can we gain enough real power to keep our ideals and still teach—or learn?
- Whose interests shall schools serve in a society that is ever more unequal?
We are both research and action oriented. We want to learn about equality, democracy, and social justice as we simultaneously struggle to bring into practice our present understanding of what these are.
We seek to build a caring inclusive community that understands an injury to one is an injury to all. At the same time, our caring community is going to need to deal decisively with an opposition that is sometimes ruthless.