Flemming Quote: Commonplace

“[A]n education [. . .] that was designed to support a truly direct, deliberative democracy [. . .] would be an education oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision-making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation.” (205)
It seems as if the education back then was to focus on creating a “strong public” in which supported the government that was in place with no questions. It was more about creating a unified people that all thought the same thing with no deviation. The education of today focuses on people thinking differently and independently. Education accepts and expects students to develop opinions and push the envelop. Proper education was once seen as conformity and unification now independent papers and projects are more the norm for American education. There are different charter schools that focus on different elements of kids talents.

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