Democracy Forum: Educating for Democracy: How’s it Working?

Friday, January 21, 2022
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. This month, we'll talk about the political philosophy and history of public education in America. What is the role of public education in sustaining our fragile republic? How did public education develop and evolve over time? What has been or should be the role of public education in creating a shared civic enterprise? Have we lost sight of some of these important public benefits? Learn more here.

Special Guests: 

  • Doris Santoro, Professor of Education, Bowdoin College
  • Jonathan Zimmerman, the Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Education, University of Pennsylvania

This show will be pre-recorded; no listener calls will be taken. Comments and questions may be emailed to with Democracy Forum on the subject line.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, streaming at