Born: January 15, 1929
Died: April 4, 1968
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?" ----MLK, JR
Historically, the purpose and goal of free public education in America has been literacy.
The creation of a capable, competent, and competitive work force.
There needs to be a shift from emphasis on command of the "three Rs" to emphasis on command of the principles of citizenship in a democracy.
Young people need to graduate from high school with not only the tools necessary to support and sustain themselves and a family but the tools and implements of citizenship and self governance.
Students should be required to demonstrate sufficient command of the information and knowledge needed to exercise their rights, duties, and responsibilities as free, self-governing citizens of a democratic nation.
The survival of American Democracy demands nothing less.
"Any individual who is not concerned about his freedom commits an act of moral and spiritual suicide."