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Article in Response to Controversy

Abstract

The question of who defines the public in public education in a democratic society is a tricky one. It is tricky because the answer appears deceivingly obvious, but it is also deeply difficult. In a democratic society, the decisions about public education seem, by default, to be made by all people: concerned citizens, parents, or those who live within the borders of the district/state/nation, and who, presumably, share certain common values, interests, or purposes related to the future of the children and the place.

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