Then and Now, the Democrat Platform on Education

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“We are opposed to state interference with parental rights and rights of conscience in the education of children as an infringement of the fundamental Democratic doctrine that the largest individual liberty consistent with the rights of others insures the highest type of American citizenship and the best government.” – From the Democratic National Platform of 1892 (in opposition to compulsory attendance laws) Compare to: Today’s Democratic Party knows our children’s education is not complete unless they learn good values. We applaud the efforts of the Clinton-Gore Administration to promote character education in our schools. Teaching good values, strong character, and the responsibilities of citizenship must be an essential part of American education. . . .

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