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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