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These recommendations are not given with false optimism or a naïve faith in a remarkable man. My intent was to depict the promise of this very rare opportunity in a tiny rural high school to realize a learning collective devoted to egalitarianism and justice. At present, American schools are in the throes of No Child Left Behind, a formula many educational leaders believe will lead to social inequity and service privatization, a major blow for a democratic nation. The efforts underway at Thompson are nothing less than a bright spotlight on a dimming stage. To concentrate on its shortcomings in the third year of progressive reform is to undercut the meager hope
that our children may experience the democratic education to which they are entitled, and not languish in socioeconomic forces reproducing their prospects.
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