The quality of public life depends on sound judgments. Even after we make initial choices together, there will be others ahead. What resources will we commit? Who will be involved? How will we organize our efforts? And, most important, how will we evaluate our efforts? The extent to which citizens are involved in making choices determines how democratic a country is, and the degree to which those choices are sound, goes a long way in determining how effective citizens in a democracy will be in solving its problems.
How do we prepare the next generation of young people to be productive, democratic citizens?
How do young people gain the experiences in collective decision making that are necessary to address shared problems in their communities?