ERIC Number: ED031792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Education for the New Republic.
American founding fathers recognized that an effective republican system of government would require an educated citizenry, but differed over the most suitable means for achieving that goal. Proposals made by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Rush to their respective State legislatures, all called for some degree of public education to provide quality political leadership. Proposals for a common public school system were generally rejected during this era, primarily because of the predominate belief that the authority of government, whether State or national, should be limited at all costs. (JH)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Philosophy, Government Role, Public Education, United States History
McGraw-Hill Book Company, 330 West 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036 ($2.75).
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Identifiers: New Republic (United States)
Note: Part One, Chapter 2 in THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL, Grass Roots Guidebook Series, sponsored by the Center for Information on America.