Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine
Engineer: John Greenman
Program Topic: The Civic Mission of Public Education
Key Discussion Points:
a) What is the historical role of public education in American democracy and civic life?
b) Do inequities in public education and the failure of public schools to prepare all children for citizenship contribute to political inequality?
c) What can citizens do?
a) Meira Levinson, Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education www.gse.harvard.edu/faculty/meira-levinson
b) Bill Richards, Maine educator and former Associate Commissioner of Instruction for Maine.
To learn more about this topic:
a) Education and Equality, by Danielle Allen
b) “If Democracies Need Informed Voters, How Can They Thrive While Expanding Enfranchisement?” by Jennifer Hochschild
c) “Why Did We Stop Teaching Political History?” by Fredrik Logevall and Kenneth Osgood in the New York Times
d) No Citizen Left Behind, by Meira Levinson
The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes:
FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine: www.lwvme.org