A Rich Vision for Public Education

Public education is the most important investment America makes in its future, a tangible expression of our values and aspirations for society. Schools profoundly influence how students understand themselves, the roles and responsibilities they are expected to fulfill, and the country they will collectively create. A vision for public education is an essential touchstone for aligning strategies and actions to purpose and mission. Our rich vision is grounded in the three primary purposes of education that define how public schools should prepare students for long-term success, and are achieved by facilitating academic achievement and a positive school climate for all students: