Principle 2: Institution for the Public Good

Institution for the Public Good

Public education must remain an institution for the public good that ensures the betterment of all citizens. It is not a collection of investment opportunities and competitive markets. Teaching is a human profession, not a factory turning out workers and consumers.

  • Public schools should be humane environments, not factories; they are valuable because they develop in all students the diverse talents, the sense of purpose and responsibility and the well-being that equip them for a complex and unpredictable future.
  • Americans should have confidence in their public education system.