Democratizing Essays

Democratizing American Education

For years, the American education system has been plagued with criticism. In 1983, for instance, a report entitled “A Nation At Risk” from the National Commission on Excellence in Education warned that “the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people. ” (p. 4) Two decades later, America’s public schools have barely made progress in addressing the problems posed by the NCEP…

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