Landon Mascareñaz and Doannie Tran on The Open System

Key Points

  • Ed leaders are public leaders that address system inequity and should understand their role in democracy.

Landon Mascareñaz & Doannie Tran

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Rebecca Midles is joined by Landon Mascareñaz an educator, writer, and vice president of community partnership at the Colorado Education Initiative. We’re also joined by Doannie Tran, a partner at the Center for Innovation in Education. 

Their new book, The Open System: Redesigning Education and Reigniting Democracy makes the case that education is our greatest democracy-building endeavor, and through opening it up to the communities it serves and redesigning public systems, we can reimagine and reinvigorating our democracy and countless other shared pursuits of our society.

What are we apprenticing our young people to do, and apprenticing them to be?

Doannie Tran


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