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10 Questions related to school, public school and education. Table Topics questions concern compulsory public education in the United States

Jefferson believed that to know history would prepare students to take their place in the republican style of government under which they lived.

Both Jefferson and Dewey believed students should be taught to think critically to develop the ability to think through complex subject matter so they could take their role in society and the democratic process.

Compulsory public education forces children to attend school about 6 1/2 hours each day under threat of truancy.

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  1. Question: What do you remember about your first day at school?
  2. Question: When does education meet indoctrination and what is the difference?
  3. Question: What crazy story did your parents tell you about their school days?
  4. Question: If you could choose one book as a mandatory read, which book would you choose?
  5. Question: How does compulsory public education prepare children for their role in society as adults?
  6. Question: Should homework be banned?
  7. Question: What is the purpose of education?
  8. Question: What is your personal philosophy of education?
  9. Question: Does homework exceed the legal obligation of attendance or blur the line between compulsory time and free personal time?
  10. Question: Does today's compulsory public school education teach children “how” to think or “what” to think?
  11. Question: What is the role of the teacher?
  12. Question: What are the consequences of using technology to block student use of cell phones in public schools?
  13. Question: How should the teacher teach?
  14. Question: What is the role of the student?
  15. Question: What subjects should be taught in public schools?
  16. Question: What subjects should NOT be taught in public schools?