Why Democracy Requires Public Education

Mar 7, 2023

1:00pm – 2:00pm CT

Recording: Why Democracy Requires Public Education, Mar 7, 2023

With misinformation on the rise and attacks on foundations of a democratic society, we've seen faith in American democracy in decline. While there are immediate steps we need to take to secure our democratic process, we should also examine the vital role public education plays in our democracy. Public education prepares people to be citizen of a democracy and to think critically. Public education is critical to having a functioning democracy.

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Eliza Byard

The Campaign for Our Shared Future

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Melissa Ryan

Ctrl-Alt Right Delete

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Randi Weingarten

American Federation of Teachers

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Ben Wides

East Side Community High School