Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Public Education and American Democracy – From Past to Present

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Date/Time: Wed. May 11 2:00 – 3:30
Instructor: Johann Neem, Ph.D. History, University of Virginia
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

Why do we have public schools? What do we want from them, and why do we seem to be losing faith in them? Once an innovative idea and a source of national pride, public education has since become a deeply polarizing topic. Using his personal story as an immigrant attending America’s public schools, along with extensive historical research, historian Johann Neem explores the original purposes of public education in forging a nation. As Americans debate pressing matters of education, including school choice, racial justice, and funding, Dr. Neem asks us to step back, take stock, and understand public schools’ past so we can improve their future. (ONLINE)

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Instructor

Johann Neem, Ph.D. History, University of Virginia

Event Details

Date: 2022-05-11

Start time: 14:00

End time: 15:30

Venue: ONLINE

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