Read the passage and answer this question based on what is stated or implied in the passage.
The purpose of sentence 3 in the passage might best be described in this manner.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka , Kansas
Chief Justice Warren (Opinion of the Court)
May 17, 1954
(1) Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments. (2) Compulsory school attendance laws and the great expenditures for education both demonstrate our recognition of the importance of education to our democratic society. (3) It is required in the performance of our most basic public responsibilities, even service in the armed forces. (4) It is the very foundation of good citizenship. (5) Today it is a principal instrument in awakening the child to cultural values, in preparing him for later professional training, and in helping him to adjust normally to his environment. (6) In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. (7) Such an opportunity, where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms.
Quoted, in part, from: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/brown-v-board-of-education/
It transitions the reader from one idea to the next.
It proves that you need a good education to join the armed forces.
It provides supporting detail for the argument that education is key for a functional democracy.
It illustrates the effect of not having a strong educational foundation.
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