The base on which the United States is built is participatory democracy -achieved only when all citizens are included in choice and decision-making. Nothing could be worse for our nation than to have our children feel alienated from the communities in which they attend school. For more than 200 years the rest of the world has been watching our progress, and as we have succeeded they have made efforts to emulate our sense of individual freedom and collective responsibility for governance.
Gomez, Barbara, "Service-Learning Advances School Improvement: A Position Paper from the International Service Learning Initiative" (1990). Special Topics, General. 89.