What can jazz teach us about democracy…and our classrooms?

But what can jazz possibly teach us about democracy? One fundamental concept is the importance of process and our place within it. Both jazz and democracy are an approach, one toward music, the other toward governing. Any outcome of that approach–be it the quality of music, or our lived experience in this nation–stems from our integrity of process: how do I balance my individual freedom within what is best for the group?

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