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The Founding Fathers made our schools public: Let's keep them that way
Washington Post (2017)
  • Johann N. Neem
Abstract
America’s public schools developed because after the Revolution, Americans realized that leaving education to parental whims and pocketbooks created vast inequalities and could not ensure an educated citizenry. A return to this type of system threatens to exacerbate educational inequality, which already plagues modern America and weakens our democracy. The Founding Fathers saw freedom as the cornerstone of the nation and public schools as essential vehicles to secure it. Guided by their vision, we should work to fix America’s public schools, not abandon them.
Keywords
  • education; DeVos; education reform
Disciplines
Publication Date
2017
Citation Information
Johann N. Neem. "The Founding Fathers made our schools public: Let's keep them that way" Washington Post (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/johann_neem/73/