Washington must keep its promise of public education, by Sheila Edwards Lange, Crosscut / October 21, 2020
It could be argued that public education and democracy walk hand in hand. American history shows this is not true. Public education and democracy have had separate starting points and walked separate paths for a few hundred years.
But if they started on different paths, now more than ever we need those paths to converge. As someone who has spent her career and most of her life in public higher education, I can say that a thriving democracy needs public, accessible and equitable education to survive. Without it, democracy fades and becomes a plutocracy, or at worst a disguised dictatorship.
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