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Rita Koganzon

Educating students for liberty

In last week’s edition of the Hoover Institution’s Defining IdeasMark Blitz, a professor of political philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, looks at the challenge of encouraging a liberal education that aims for excellence in a land that is devoted to equality and liberty. Does conserving liberty in a democratic regime necessarily mean an overall decline to an equality of mediocrity? What is the role of primary and secondary schools in educating students for liberty?

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Is liberal education civic education?

Over at his “Rightly Understood” blog at Big Think, Peter Lawler, a professor of government at Berry College, takes a look at what a liberal education means for citizenship. Though his focus is on education in colleges and universities, his points  are equally applicable in understanding the civic aim of primary and secondary schools.

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New report: Educating for Liberty?

In the second in a series of policy briefs by AEI’s Program on American Citizenship, Rita Koganzon, a graduate student in government at Harvard University, takes a look at some of the shortcomings of contemporary civic education theories.

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