Education and Republican Liberty: Views from the American Founding
The American Founders were greatly concerned with how education might contribute to individual liberty and responsibility and to the flourishing of a free society. Broad questions were explored in this conference: What are the aims of education, as the American Founders understood them? Did they think that education should form moral character and shape political opinion? Did they agree on the role of religion in education? How would education be provided? In what measure would government be involved in funding and directing the educational process? How was education to be organized?
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