Education for Democracy 1987

Education for Democracy: A Statement of Principles, is a signatory statement released by the American Federation of Teachers, The Educational Excellence Network and Freedom House in 1987. It provides guidelines for strengthening the teaching of democratic values.

It was endorsed by a wide range of prominent citizens, scholars and educators—including former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford; former Vice President Walter Mondale; current or former Senators Brock Adams, Bill Bradley, Orin Hatch, Ed Muskie, Claiborne Pell, Paul Simon; former or current Representatives Dante Fascell, Millicent Fenwick, William D. Ford, William Goodling, Tony Hall, Augustus Hawkins, James Jeffords, Barbara Jordan; current or former Governors Joes Harris, Jim Hunt, Wiilliam Milliken, James R. Thompson; civil rights leaders Marion Wright Edelman, Christopher Edley, Dorothy Height, Benjamin Hooks, Bayard Rusin; current or former Cabinet Secretaries Terrell Bell, William Bennett, Joseph A. Califano Jr., Shirley Hufstedler; labor leaders Morton Bahr, Frank Drozak, Mary Harwood Futrell, Robert Georgine, John T. Joyce, Lane Kirkland, Lenore Miller, Frederick O'Neal, Jack Otero, Albert Shanker, John Sweeney, Gene Upshaw, Lynn R. Williams, William Wynn; actor Liv Ullman; Writer/Producer Norman Lear; Tennis Champions Arthur Ashe and Martina Navratilova. Funding for the Education for Democracy Project was provided by the U.S. Department of Education, the California Department of Education and private foundations.