1. Explain how and why reformers centralized power in both city and school government during the progressive era. What effect, in your view, did this have on American democracy?
2. Analyze and debate the merits of a traditional, classical, academic education for all young people versus opportunities for vocational education. Consider justifications and historical circumstances with respect to both the progressive era and modern times.
3. As a result of reading Deweyâ??s article â??Education and Social Change,â? what do you believe schools can and/or should accomplish in terms of achieving social change? Compare and contrast your views with those of John Dewey,