differences are more intergenerationally persistent in the US than in other OECD countries. The US has the lowest average literacy proficiency score for people whose parents did not attain an upper secondary education. It also has the largest gap in literacy scores between those who have at least one parent with tertiary education and those who have no parents with an upper secondary education (OECD, 2013 , p. 113).
Unfortunately, the impact of neoliberalism on education has undermined Dewey's self-development role. Although neoliberaleducation