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For the Common Good: Recommitting to Public Education in a Time of Crisis

Author(s): Nancy Kober, Diane Stark Rentner, and Maria Ferguson
Published: May 28, 2020

This report explains the multiple roles public schools play in American society and discusses why, in this time of upheaval, it is crucial to maintain a robust public education system.  A companion report, The History and Evolution of Public Education in the US, examines why public schools were created and how the role played by public schools has evolved over time.

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