Public Education

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Public education in US History

I’m sure you’ve heard for years—even decades—that the public schools are failing; that teachers are lazy, incompetent and their labor unions are responsible for…

Public education in American Timeline

Library of Congress William Penn confers with colonists 1682 William Penn arrives in America on the ship Welcome and founds Pennsylvania. A Quaker, Penn promotes…

Why is public education failing in America?

In his landmark 1973 book, The Coming of Post-industrial Society , the sociologist Daniel Bell heralded the United States transition from a labor-intensive economy…

Problems in public education in America

Public education’s biggest problem just keeps getting worse. No, it’s not “bad” teachers or “bad” students or “bad” parents or “bad” principals. A majority of students…

Religious education in public schools America

MODESTO, Calif. — It was a teacher s dream. One day while shopping, Sherry McIntyre, who teaches world religions at Johansen High School in Modesto, Calif., was…

Early public education in American

One of America’s most illustrious leaders, Thomas Jefferson, continues to be a symbol of republican virtue and American ingenuity. He was a man devoted to the pursuit…

Improving public education in America

This week commemorates two important dates in United States history. Obviously, Independence Day, but it’s also the anniversary of the Morrill Act of 1862— the statute…

Public education in Antebellum America

In the era of revivalism and reform, American understood the family and home as the hearthstones of civic virtue and moral influence. This increasingly confined…

Information on public education in American

The American Psychological Association wants you to know: For a healthy mind and body, talk to a psychologist. That sentiment is more than the title of one of APA’s…