The Educated City’s mission is to connect Dallas residents with organizations and service providers who can empower today’s learners with the skills, knowledge, and resources to become tomorrow’s leaders.
The Educated City Action Committee (by alpha)
John C. Kelso
The Educated City Keynote Panel
The 2016 panel discussed how to empower teachers and help students pursue their deepest interests. It also suggested forming Socratic salons in the city to share knowledge.
Ideas for an Educated Dallas
These ideas were submitted by citizens attending the Festival.
- Dallas is diverse today as it has never been before. Include smaller minorities in mainstream events
- Have an annual street dance
- Where does food come from?
- More funds to the art department in high school to encourage creativity
- DISD should give their teachers the ability to inspire their students
- Make Dallas a little more friendly and less cliquish
- Make the Dallas Festival more like that student-led classroom
- Pay teachers as much as football players!
- Outdoor group projects
- Housing choices is mixed-income housing
- Pay teachers more and compete with suburbs for best talent
- Bring vocational education back to our schools #manufacturing #lightbluecollars
- Downtown needs a makerspace
- Teach children how to manage money and investments in school, grades 8-12
- 20+ students in one classroom doesn’t support individual learning. Stop tinkering around the edges, blow up the public ed paradigm, and start from scratch!
- Provide more real world learning experiences for students
- Promise of peace.us will build sustainably gardens
- Let’s build a planetarium for our Dallas school children
- More parental involvement with neighborhood schools
- Get more diverse audiences for events like this
- What have been the most effective methods of inspiring self-directed learning?
- Structured prisoner and victim dialogues at school assemblies
- Better DISD! –from a DISD student
- Ban sugar in vending machines
- Tauma Wiggins wants to start an artist residency with youth