The American Spirit in Education: A Chronicle of Great Teachers

The American Spirit in Education: A Chronicle of Great Teachers

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The American Spirit in Education: A Chronicle of Great Teachers

The American Spirit in Education: A Chronicle of Great Teachers

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It being one chiefe project of that ould deluder Sathan to keepe men from the knowledge of the Scriptures . . . It is therefore ordered that every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of 50 householders, shall appoint one within their towns to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and reade. -- Massachusetts School Law , 1647.

THE origin of the American public school must be sought in New England, not because the schools of Massachusetts were the first in time -- for Virginia, if not New Netherland, may dispute that primacy -- but because New England has been the teacher of the nation's teachers. The legislators who framed the early school laws for the newer States of the South and the West found models in the codes of Massachusetts and Connecticut . . .

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