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Education For Democracy: A Statement Signed By Over 100 Distinguished Leaders

by Albert Shanker Institute - 2008

In recognition of the vital role our public schools play in the preparation of citizens and the creation of a common civic culture, a broad cross-section of prominent Americans from various fields—education, government, public policy, labor, business, civil and human rights— came together in 1987 to issue Education for Democracy: A Statement of Principles. The purpose of this call was to offer perspective and encouragement to teachers and schools as they sought to instill in our youngsters a deep attachment to democratic values and institutions. The document was widely read and well-received.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 284-288
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22915, Date Accessed: 5/19/2022 3:46:59 AM

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  • Albert Shanker Institute
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    This report is a product of the Education for Democracy Project of the Albert Shanker Institute. The principal author of the document is Elizabeth McPike, former editor of American Educator. The complete list of signatories can be found at http://www.aft.org/ pubs-reports/American_educator/fall2003/Democracy.pdf. Excerpts from this report are reprinted with permission of the Albert Shanker Institute.
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