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Public Schools’ Role

February 02, 2007 1 min read
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Public schools play a vital role in promoting the common good in American society, a report by the Washington-based Center on Education Policy says.

Unifying a diverse population, preparing students for citizenship in a democratic society, improving social conditions, ensuring equality for all children, and teaching students to be economically self-sufficient are public school goals that coincide with the betterment of society, according to the report. It traces the history and evolution of public schools in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present.

“Why We Still Need Public Schools: Public Education for the Common Good” is posted by the Center on Education Policy.

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A version of this article appeared in the February 21, 2007 edition of Education Week


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