Walter C. Parker is Professor of Education and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, Seattle.
"At a moment in time when our connection to the nation seems
superficial and jingoistic, Walter Parker offers us a vehicle to
reach our ideal of deliberative, committed civic participation for
every citizen. This book explores the hard work of citizen-making
in a diverse and complex society where individual and group
interests often are in conflict. Parker makes us realize that in a
democracy 'public' is not a dirty word and schooling should not be
punishment." Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin,
"This book deals in an engaging and thought-provoking way with both social realities and democratic possibilities exactly what I try to do in my classroom."
Wendy Ewbank, teacher, Seattle Girls' School