Charlie’s Take on Education’s Goal

“If public education exists to serve the individual only, then “free enterprise education” ought to rule the day.  Charters, privatization, etc. would be the way to achieve that goal — a race to see who can get the most and the best.  But if the goal is tempered by seeking to enhance democracy by creating a stronger citizenry, then treating education as something for the individual only works against that ideal.” – Charlie Irish

Note:  Charlie Irish served for 13 years as superintendent of the Medina City Schools.  He currently works with the Kettering Foundation on what it takes for democracy to work as it should.

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