Why Public Education is Important

John Adams understood the importance of public education.  He understood that public education needs to accessible for all, and that it needs to be well-funded by PUBLIC (read tax here) dollars.  He understood that it is the responsibility of “the whole people” to provide that education.  And finally, he understood that an educated population is good for all.

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Enough About Finland!

OK, I have to admit, I’m tired of hearing about Finland!  It seems like every time I start talking to someone about education they bring up Finland.  They tell me things like, “Finland has the best education in the world.”  “Finland gives their kids more recess and play time.”  And my favorite, “Finland has the best education because they pay their teachers like doctors!”

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