“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”
–Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, 1820. ME 15:278
The Public Square Academy is a Civics and Consumer Education platform for citizens of good faith to pursue personal growth and contribute to the common good. Our online programs focus on interactivity: team-based learning, discussions, and group activities. This interactivity affords a more effective and enjoyable experience than other online and large classroom programs. We support programs across a broad range of subjects each designed to develop more educated citizens, empowered consumers, engaged communities.
We promote enlightenment values as foundational for a healthy democracy: reason and law as the primary sources of authority; along with science, humanism, religious tolerance, liberty, freedom, and progress.