Is education a right or a privilege? [VIDEO]

Attendance at NBC’s Education Nation exhibition, which was set up last week on the front lawn of the National Constitution Center, broke records set in Los Angeles and Chicago. The initiative, intended to spark a national conversation on education reform, did just that.

We asked participants to tell us whether education in America is a right or a privilege. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, radio-host and political commentator Michael Smerconish, former Governor Ed Rendell, former Congressman Patrick Murphy and other visitors to the Education Nation exhibition shared their views.

The interviews were conducted and the video created by Stefan Frank, the Center’s Director of National Programs.