Advent of Public Education in the U.S.A

The Old Deluder Satan Act of 1647
and the advent of public education.

“One chief project of that old deluder, Satan,’ the law read, was to “keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures.” The law required every town with more than 50 families to set up a reading school, known as dame schools. Towns with more than 100 families had to run a grammar school in addition to a reading school.”

http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/old-deluder-satan-act-made-sure-puritan-children-got-educated/

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