Community to Common Schools

1852-1917 

COMMON SCHOOL: Public schools which began in the nineteenth century.

Taught the 3 R’s:

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Arithmetic

  • (Plus history & geography)

Overview:

This aspect of the United States education growth appeals to the social/moral standard. This includes understanding what’s best for American children, education over child labor and getting a handle on merging cultures of immigrants versus natives of the country.