Sarah Stitzlein, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education and Director of the Center for Hope and Justice Education, University of Cincinnati

The recent reappearance of dissent on our streets brings new promise for improved democratic life and citizen participation. But this promise cannot be fulfilled if schools and colleges do not celebrate or cultivate skills necessary for our next generation of citizens to engage in political dissent. Despite troubling practices in schools and universities that omit or suppress the ability to dissent, students have not only a right to dissent but also a right to an education that prepares them to do so.


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