Moving Towards the Future
Two hundred years ago, Jefferson said, "Whenever the people are well informed, they may be trusted with their own government." Throughout our nation's history, there has been a struggle to make Jefferson's ideas a reality -- from Brown vs. The Board of Education and Massive Resistance to Title IX, ADA, school curricula, and admissions standards -- who becomes informed, and how, remains an ongoing challenge. How can we use Jefferson’s ideas and principles today to extend access to education and strengthen our democracy?