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A World Without Public Schools

by David Gelernter - 2008

Should America have public schools, or would we do better without them? Nothing is more important to this country than the transforma- tion of children into educated American citizens. That’s what public schools are for, and no institutions are better suited to the role—in principle. They used to fill it with distinction.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 177-180
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22872, Date Accessed: 9/24/2021 7:31:01 PM

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  • David Gelernter
    Yale Univesity
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    David Gelernter is a national fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, professor of computer science at Yale University, chief scientist at Mirror Worlds Technologies, contributing editor of The Weekly Standard, and a member of the National Council of the Arts. The unabridged version of this essay was posted on the American Enterprise Institute’s website on May 29, 2007. It also appeared in The Weekly Standard on June 4, 2007 and is reprinted here with permission of The Weekly Standard.
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