Public Education is for ALL. And it isn't just about producing workers or stimulating the economy.
"There is much we cannot accomplish alone, so we work cooperatively to build a common infrastructure within our families, our businesses, our religious and civic organizations, and on local, state, and national levels. This common infrastructure is essential to individual success. Everyone benefits from our system of laws, the roads we drive on, fire and police departments, public utilities, access to clean air and water, libraries and museums, national and state parks, and the peaceful cities, towns, and communities we live in."
"the single most important common wealth in the United States: informed, engaged citizens."
"Our children need you to be a good example -- to be an engaged citizen who accepts the responsibility of ensuring the future of our republic. Invest in them. They are your private wealth and the common wealth of the republic. It's time that we recognize it. It's time that each of us -- every citizen -- takes responsibility for it"