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National Debate: Parents and Education

03/31/2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Host Organization: Braver Angels Debates / Community
State/Region: - National

de·bate| dəˈbāt | – noun – A highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen to one another, and are open to being changed by ideas.

About this Event

The goal of public schools is to be a public good, but what does that mean in America today? Is there a shared set of lessons, and values, for all American students? Or is that public good better defined by the local community? Who should decide–parents, professional educators, or someone else entirely?

Public education for our children has been a bedrock of America. But our politics is invading the classroom and school board meetings have become battlegrounds. Students are frustrated that they cannot just focus on learning. Teachers are afraid of becoming targets.

What is the role of schools in forming American citizens? And should teachers, or parents, be the ones to decide?

Come join us for this free national debate, in which all participants from across the ideological spectrum will have an opportunity to speak and ask their questions. Tell us what you have experienced and what you think.

** This event is open to the media upon approval. Media contact: Ciaran O’Connor,

This workshop is a free event brought to you by Braver Angels as part of our mission to depolarize America. Braver Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We invite you to consider a gift to Braver Angels; all donations are tax deductible.  Your support will allow us to offer more workshops and debates with the ultimate goal of uniting America. Click here to donate.

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Host Organization
Braver Angels Debates / Community
- National

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