At that time, an American leader named Jefferson had recommended for establishing the public school system. In the 18th century, the private school system became standard form of education. The education system was primarily religious. According to Jefferson, the education ought to be directed by the government and must be free from religious preconception. He thought that the education should be available to each person without concerning the class in the society. Besides Jefferson there are other leaders who provided an undertaking for government educational system were Benjamin Rush, George Washington, Robert Coram and Noah Webster.
b) The Beginning of the Public Education System
Up until the period of 1840s, the educational system of the USA was biased and only the rich people were able to take education. The opposing parties did not welcome such educational system. Their resistance for free education of children had resulted in the introduction of public education which is controlled by government in the elementary level. Thus, every children of America had gained equivalent opportunity to take education by 19th century.
In the year 1918, each state of the USA had enacted regulations that every child must complete the elementary education.
c) High Schools
In the year 1635, the USA had started its first secondary school controlled by government, named Boston Latin. At the outset, the number of students was quite low in the secondary schools due to specialized and tough syllabus. ...Show more