100 Years of Democracy and Education: A Critical Examination

Book Forum
March 31, 2016
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Richard and Sue Ann Masson Policy Center
Featuring Henry T. Edmondson III, Carl Vinson Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Georgia College, and author of John Dewey and the Decline of American Education; Leo Casey, Executive Director, Albert Shanker Institute; and Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Robert Pondiscio, Senior Fellow and Vice President for External Affairs, Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

There is, perhaps, no bigger name in American education than John Dewey, and he wrote, arguably, nothing more influential than Democracy and Education, which turns 100 years old this year. How has the book held up over the century, with its prescription for schools to use children’s natural inclinations to both educate them and unite diverse people? How educationally and socially effective have those ideas been, and how lasting their influence? Join us as we reflect on 100 years of this seminal work.