“The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves.” — John Adams
Keep public education public. Democracy was founded on a system of education that depended not on one’s status in life, the wealth of one’s family, or the benevolence of a kindly benefactor. Are we fulfilling the recommendations of John Adams? Have we forsaken this ideal?