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Bill of Rights in Action
Winter 1992 (8:2)

Issues in Education

This issue of Bill of Rights in Action examines issues relating to the education system in the U.S. Each article provides a look at the system from a different perspective: a historical account of its problems and successes; a contemporary evaluation of criticisms and suggested reforms; and a comparison with the Japanese school system.

Although a right to education is not specified within the Bill of Rights, we at Constitutional Rights Foundation recognize that education serves as the primary means by which we all can develop an understanding and appreciation for the freedoms and liberties guaranteed to us by the Bill of Rights. Furthermore, we believe that our freedom to learn is a prime example of the basic liberties which were so important to the founders of this nation, and which remain a fundamental part of our lives today.

U.S. History: Educating European Immigrant Children Before World War I

U.S. Government: The Debate Over School Choice

World Studies: Teaching to the Test in Japan

Officers: Alan Friedman, President; Harry Usher, Immediate Past President; Publications Committee: Jerome C. Byrne, Chairperson; Peggy Saferstein, Marvin Sears, Eugene Shutler, Lloyd M. Smith, Marjorie Steinberg, Susan Troy, Daniel H Willick; Staff: Todd Clark, Executive Director; Marshall L. Croddy, Director of Program and Materials Development; Carlton Martz, Writer ;Bill Hayes, Editor; Bill Hayes, Cristy Lytal, Web Editors; Andrew Costly, Production Manager; Jerome C. Byrne, CRF Board Reviewer.

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