Topic Introduction

“To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul.” – Muriel Spark

As a life-long learner, teachers will continue to research the origins of education and schooling. In doing so, we better understand how education has evolved and predict or advise reform efforts more accurately. In this section an introduction to the history of schooling and education in the United States is provided. While a this section covers vast amounts of educational history, it is just a ‘taste’ of the rich history of teaching in America.