Conversation Project: What's the Purpose of Public Education?

January 25, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. | Friends of the Dallas Public Library

950 Main St., Dallas OR 97338

We spend a great deal of time and energy talking about the details of what happens in schools. How much money is enough money? How big should kindergarten classes be? Is it important to learn cursive? What is often missing from these conversations is consideration of the purpose of public education. As a state and a nation we’ve decided that every child should have access to a free, public education. But why? What is the point? Join facilitator Aimee Craig for a conversation that explores the extent to which our various—and sometimes conflicting—ideals about the purpose of public education align with what is happening in our schools. Read more.

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