Public Education for the Public Good: Past, Present and Future

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Public Education for the Public Good: Past, Present and Future

November 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 –12:00pm to 1:00pm

In-person event + Livestream
Meeting Room A

Guest speaker Dr. Jean Donham. The mission of public education originally was to educate all citizens to understand their role in a democracy. Public education was intended to support the public good for all. At one time, our schools and teaching professionals were highly regarded and our trust in them was implicit. While the media gives negative information about the education in our country, 76% of parents approve of the education their oldest child is receiving. Learn how this disconnect has developed in a historical context.

This event is cosponsored by TRAIL of Johnson County (Tools and Resource for Active Independent Living), the League of Women Voters of Johnson County, and the Iowa City Public Library.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.


November 1, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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