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Has Education Failed?


by Frank E. Baker 1937

WHAT THE founding fathers had in mind when they established the American free school system is not to be doubted. Whenever Thomas Jefferson or Horace Mann or Thaddeus Stevens argued for free schools, it was always on the ground that if democracy was to be perpetuated, it could only be done on the basis of universal free education. In that faith our forefathers established public education, and their successors have continued to support it on a scale never before dreamed of, much less attempted.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1937, p. 199-201
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13495, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 2:52:47 PM

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