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The Politics of Education

by George La Noue 1971

Substituting consumer accountability for political accountability is not in the long run a good bargain for either parents or society. Majority rule should be tempered with a respect for minority differences, and public education should offer many alternatives, but deciding educational policy forces a society to confront ultimate questions about its future. Such decisions are better made through the democratic process than the marketplace.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 2, 1971, p. 304-321
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1577, Date Accessed: 7/16/2018 8:56:52 AM

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  • George La Noue
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    George R. La Noue is associate professor of politics and education at Teachers College.
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