Advancing democratic education: Would Horace Mann tweet?

By Gene V Glass

A democratically run public education system in America is under siege. It is being attacked by greedy, union-hating corporations and billionaire boys whose success in business has proven to them that their circle of competence knows no bounds.

If we can find the answer to the question in our title, perhaps we will find the answer to the question “What can be done to restore democracy to public education in America?” But to begin to answer these questions, we have to start our inquiry some 30 years ago, when America’s public schools were said to be in a state of crisis.

Glass begins with "A Nation at Risk."

To learn more about Glass, in case you do not know, go to his homepage at . There you will see his professional resume, information on his writings, this article on his blog, a video profile and more.

You will see that Glass is very much tilted toward public education, democracy and truth.

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