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ERIC Number: EJ703141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Laboratories of Democracy: School Communities Shape Their Culture by Teaching and Modeling Individual Rights, Civic Responsibilities and Concern for the Common Good
Haynes, Charles C.; Chaltain, Sam
School Administrator, v61 n5 p26 May 2004
In the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the American government acted quickly to mobilize what it called "critical homeland defenders" to meet the threat faced by our nation and the world. Not surprisingly, 21 government agencies made the list, ranging from the State Department to the U.S. Border Patrol. That may be what it takes to address the immediate crisis. But for the long-term preservation and expansion of democratic freedom, the United States must look to public schools--the one institution founded to transmit civic principles and virtues from one generation to the next. In this article, the author stresses that not only should public schools be added to the list, they should be moved up to the top as America's most important homeland defender.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; New York; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment