What is the past, present and future of progressive education?
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Education for Democracy is Patriotic
The more-than-adequate financial support of public education is an expression of democracy. Unfortunately, public education is under-funded. Teachers need to balance defense (how can we manage budget cuts?) with advocacy: the full funding of public education (smaller class size, for starters*).
What can we do to help advance the idea of public education as a foundation for our democracy (assuming we agree)?
CLICK ON THE GRAPHIC below for an clearer image that helps me visualize the relationship between democracy and education. Comments/suggestions welcome.
* What are some features of adequately-funded democratic education? See subsequent post.