In 1837, Horace Mann said, "A nation could not, long remain ignorant and free." Mann argued for, universal public education, supported by tax, funds. The major questions of the day: Who is to, be educated? Who will teach them? What will they, learn? These have since been answered many times, over. In the 21st century we are raising those, questions again, and inquiring further to ask: Is, postsecondary education also a public good? Who, gets to access a college education? What dictates, a quality higher education experience? Explore how, leadership, organization, and ethical and, political issues relate to these fundamental, questions, which are the bedrock of America's, systems of education.