The View From 1776

§ American Traditions

§ People and Ideas

§ Decline of Western Civilization: a Snapshot

§ Books to Read

§ BUY MY BOOK

Liberal_Jihad_Cover.jpg Forward USA

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Puritanism: The Origin of Public Education

From the beginning of colonial life in British North America, Puritans insisted that every man, woman, and child be literate enough to read the Bible and to discuss theological questions.  From this came America’s first publicly funded elementary schools and our first colleges.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 09/23 at 11:25 PM
Education • (17) Comments
Print this ArticleEmail A FriendPermalink