Welcome to the Web site of the
Online Dialogue on the California
Master Plan for Education.
June 3 - June 14, 2002
The Dialogue is now finished.
The dialogue was designed to increase public participation
in development of the state's first Master Plan for Education -
Kindergarten through University.
An evaluation report
is now available.
Members of the
Joint Legislative Committee that is creating
the Master Plan, subject experts, other policy makers and a broad
cross-section of individuals were able to share their thoughts and
ideas on this important topic.
"The point of engaging the public in dialogue is that by adding the
value-rich perspectives of the public to the information-rich
perspectives of the expert, we can create wiser policies."
Information Renaissance's dialogue presented
an opportunity and a challenge to the policy makers and the citizens
of California. The goal has been to take a long view, think beyond
individual interests, understand other perspectives and define key
This was a Web-based discussion
in which people could participate at
their convenience and their desired level of involvement.
You may review the Discussion
Agenda, make use of resources in the
Briefing Book and
read material in the discussion archive.
Web site design copyright 2002, Information Renaissance. If you
have suggestions for the structure or content of the site, please
write to firstname.lastname@example.org.