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The Invaluable Role of the Public Schools in Maintaining a Free Pluralistic Society: Education for Citizenship Begins in Preschool


by Joy Dangora Erickson — July 18, 2017

This commentary responds to Burkholder’s commentary, Trump’s Educational Reforms Threaten to Destroy American Public Schools–Is That Such a Terrible Thing?, by arguing that there need be an emphasis on developing “reasonable” citizens from the very start of schooling. It also highlights several scholarly pieces depicting the conditions under which young children have organically participated in pluralistic, critical, and political dialogue.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 18, 2017
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22097, Date Accessed: 9/24/2017 2:51:43 AM

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