Public Education for the Public Good: Past, Present and Future | Iowa City Public Library

Guest speaker Dr. Jean Donham. The mission of public education originally was to educate all citizens to understand their role in a democracy. Public education was intended to support the public good for all. At one time, our schools and teaching professionals were highly regarded and our trust in them was implicit. While the media gives negative information about the education in our country, 76% of parents approve of the education their oldest child is receiving. Learn how this disconnect has developed in a historical context.

This event is cosponsored by TRAIL of Johnson County (Tools and Resource for Active Independent Living), the League of Women Voters of Johnson County, and the Iowa City Public Library.

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