The common good is a concept that has been variously described as a utilitarian ideal that advocates for the greatest possible good for the greatest possible number of individuals and as the elevation of civic values and ideas above individual self-interest. The common good requires a balance between competing interests. **In a well-developed essay examine the following questions:In our pluralistic society, how does the institution of school promote the ideals of the common good? How do we educate ourselves as democratic citizens so that we can make a difference in the institutions in which we work, such as schools, which have such a major impact on the lives of individuals and society? Cite references to support your thinking. Five to six pages.