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Books Are Now FREE for Educators!

All Dream of a Nation resources are available open-source and free online. But holding an illustrated book like Dream, with over 450 pages of compelling solutions, stories, graphics, and images, does help the content come alive. Over 15,000 educators from around the country are using and interacting with the resources and the program is committed more »

Back to School! Exploring the Dream of a Nation Education Resources

Hello Educators! We are sending our well wishes to you all as you head back to school this week! We hope you’ve had the opportunity to explore the education platform, and that you’ve discovered exciting ways you might integrate the resources into your classroom. The lesson plans and modules are designed to empower young people more »

YES! Recommends: Dream of a Nation

From YES! Magazine for teachers: A Powerful Free Resource for Teachers and Professors Dream of a Nation reaches across political party lines and religious beliefs and focuses on what we have in common, what is possible.It is comprised of a book and an initiative, with special focus on providing educators with hands-on, standards based, spot more »

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Getting Extreme Profits Out of Healthcare

With the choice of Representative Paul Ryan Healthcare and Medicare have been thrust back into the headlines, and rightfully so. Healthcare consumes 17 percent of our gross domestic product, about $7,100 per person. This is nearly twice as much money per capita on healthcare as other developed nations, yet the metrics show that Americans end more »

Getting Money Out of Politics

With the elections just around the corner, it’s hard not to see just how powerful a role that money plays in politics. Fortunately there are organizations and others working to tackle this important issue and a light at the end of the tunnel. Too often federal elections end up as fundraising contests, instead of a more »

Dream of a Nation– Realizing Our Full Potential, Together

“When the story of these times gets written, we want it to say that we did all we could, and it was more than anyone could have imagined.” – Bono This is the week of the birth of America, one of the wildest and most amazing experiments in modern history. We thought this would be more »

Eco Etiquette: Is ‘Made In America’ Better For The Environment?

A wonderful article by Jennifer Grayson about American manufacturing.  She refers to Dream of a Nation as  “a new book that should be on every environmentalist’s — heck, every American’s reading list.” Aw shucks!   Eco Etiquette: Is ‘Made In America’ Better For The Environment?     By Jennifer Grayson, HuffPost’s Miss Eco Etiquette. Editor, The Red, more »

From Greg Speeter: Dream of a Nation – An Activist’s Encyclopedia

Written by Greg Speeter I stayed up half the night engrossed in this book. It’s that compelling and well designed.  In fact, I’ve been an organizer and activist for 45 years, and I’ve never seen a resource as useful, timely and visually appealing as the just-released Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better more »

The Dream That Drives the Occupations

By Eric Lotke I’ve been spending evenings and weekends recently with the Occupy protestors in DC. I can’t stay full time because, unlike many protestors, I have two children and a full-time job. But I clearly share their interests and I’m glad they’re making the ruckus. Our economy is broken. Hard work doesn’t pay, and more »