Education, Religion and the Common Good: Advancing a Distinctly American Conversation about Religion's Role in Our Shared Life, by Martin E. Marty with Jonathan Moore
During the recent presidential campaign, each candidate repeatedly promised to make education a national priority. But education is already a priority, if not a national preoccupation, and many of the most perplexing issues of contemporary political life are played out in microcosm in arguments over our schools.
When wealthy communities build lavish new schools and add expensive new programs while nearby cities struggle to meet their payrolls and repair decaying buildings, is justice violated? May public funds be used only for public schools, or should charter and parochial schools receive a share?