Young Children as Classroom Citizens

Deliberative democratic practices in the classroom community.

Ongoing Threats to Democracy

Early August brought bipartisan evidence that our major political parties are willing to erode democracy if it meets their goals. Both Democrats and Republicans are playing with fire.

Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The Supreme Court’s action in overturning abortion rights will erode trust and fracture American democracy.

WATCH: #DemocracyIs

Why are you committed to the work of democracy?

Historic Decisions: Looking Deliberatively at the Past

By Kettering program officer Joni Doherty.

Jamesian Pragmatism and the Work of Civic Renewal

In March 2022, we invited Trygve Throntveit, director of strategic partnership at the Minnesota Humanities Center and global fellow for history and public policy at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is the author of two books: William James and the Quest for an Ethical Republic (2014) and Power without Victory: Woodrow Wilson and the American International Experiment (2017).

How an Art-Based Discussion Can Promote Democratic Citizenship among Youth

Insights from Saya Kakim, a graduate researcher at the Kettering Foundation.

A Few Thoughts on Democracy in a Time of Fear and Violence

From Kettering Foundation president and CEO Sharon Davies

Journalists Need to Question How They Name, Frame Issues

It's time for journalists to see the role of citizens in a democracy differently.

A Few Thoughts on Democracy

Opening remarks from Kettering Foundation president and CEO Sharon Davies.