Two main questions should be addressed today.
This is a continuation of the previous post. In that post I presented five points of questioning to explore based upon two questions by a reader about the meaning of a quotation I presented and its application for today’s society (1). The quotation from Dr. A.A. Hodge, first published in 1887, was about the role of public education in a pluralistic society here in the United States (2). In answer, first I explored the meaning of pluralism and a pluralistic society, and now we explore these two questions:
- According to the U.S. Constitution, what is the role of government in education?
- What/who is responsible for education?
I think you know the answer to the first question. I think you know that the answer to the second is a current issue of controversy. Actually, the what/who is responsible has long been controversial, not only in our country but in many countries, throughout history.
Therefore, the answer to the first question becomes pivotal.
What does the U.S. constitution say about education and government’s role in it?