ERIC Number: EJ648316
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Government Schooling Comes to America: The Origins of Government Schooling in the United States.
Brouillette, Matthew J.
Texas Education Review, v1 n4 p5-12 Win 2001-2002
Documents the rise of U.S. government K-12 schools, explaining that today's K-12 education clashes with the country's political, economic, social, and cultural traditions. Reviews U.S. education prior to the 1850s, examining how religious bigotry motivated many early advocates of government schools, and noting that, contrary to today's conventional wisdom, literacy rates were higher before government schools were established. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Public Education, United States History
Texas Education Review, 2002-A Guadalupe Street #284, Austin, TX 78705; E-mail: TXEducationRvw@aol.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A