Education First Policy: Three Thoughts
1.) Education is the key to our economy, our democracy, and our identity. Without rigorous training our economic potential will not be realized. Without civic literacy, true democracy is impossible. If our children are not taught to focus on the shared, the positive, and the future, their full humanity will not be reached.
2.) Education happens in homes, schools, and communities. Any strategy aimed at “fixing education” must address all three fronts.
3.) Education is not just about academics – it’s also about arts, athletics, and character. Equal schools means equally rigorous training programs in each of these “non-academic” areas.
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