History of Education

  • Beginning: 1620-1780

    Beginning: 1620-1780
    Formal schooling did not exist. Parents often paid tuition for children to be educated. Private sectors such as religious institutions provided schooling opportunities. Source: 1713. A New England dame school in old colonial times. Engraving. https://alumni.cc.gettysburg.edu/~s330558/schooling.html 2 Feb 2022.
  • 1806

    Thomas Jefferson brought about free and public education for children. He believed that in order for a democracy to work, citizens needed to be educated. Source: Thomas Jefferson. 2 Dec. 1806. State of the Union Address 1806. https://teachingamericanhistory.org/document/state-of-the-union-address-17/ 2 Feb 2022.