Christian Humanist Profiles 78: What Is a Public Education?

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At the Christian colleges where I’ve taught, the question “Where did you go to school” sometimes brings tension as much as information.  In evangelical circles as well as in other places, the phrase “public school” has come to mean second-rate, underachieving, ideological, and even dangerous for children.  Walter Feinberg, in his new book What Is a Public Education and Why We Need it, asks us to back up and ask each other what we mean by public, what it would mean to live in an educated public, and what ends should motivate the changes we make in the way we do school.  Christian Humanist Profiles is pleased to welcome him to talk about these questions as we discuss that offering from Lexington Books.  

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