When we make the standards and objectives transparent for students, we empower them to be active in our learning choices as well. I have found that when students know what the previous year’s standard is and where we were headed in our learning, they are eager to co-construct our learning. Students care about being able to demonstrate what they know because they understand the journey. This kind of transparency also makes it much easier for students to advocate for themselves and explain wh...
Where power intervenes, transparency fails to provide
accountability. This is the main fact that the residents
of the Planetary Consortium and their ilk must grasp.
Public-accessible cameras and citizen sousveillance of
police is not enough. To truly hold the people at the
top accountable, publicams should be placed inside
police stations, interrogation rooms, jails, security
checkpoints, congressional chambers, and anywhere
government officials meet with lobbyists, make
decisions, and otherw...