Talk it Up: Advocating for Service-Learning
The ultimate purpose of American public education is to help students learn how to be compassionate, problem-solving citizens in a democratic society. It is the job of schools to help each generation envision a better future and acquire the dispositions, skills, and experiences to make this vision a reality. Our youngest citizens need a democratic education, for which service-learning is an indispensable element.
Allen, Lew and Thompson, Kathy, "Democratic Service Learning" (2005). Civic Engagement. 17.