They were taught using repetition from the Bible, a religion-based reading supplement called a primer, and/or a paddle-shaped (also religious) horn book ("Schooling"). The upper-class boys were taught more advanced academic subjects, and may have been sent to boarding school in England or another state. The girls were taught to assume the duties of a wife and mother and obtained basic knowledge so they could read the Bible and record expenses ("Education"). While the south had very few laws for education because of its population, the middle and northern colonies (and then states) had established guidelines for their citizens. Pennsylvania's Law of 1683 set a monetary penalty for any parent whose children could not read and write by age twelve, and who were not taught a useful trade.
The working class of England was often forced by the government to send their children to school. They felt that their children’s time would be better spent working a factory. The Quakers on the other hand, had a very different approach to education. the native children in the empire had their own unique experience. The different views on education led to an empire with several different types of educational institutes that prepared children in a variety of ways for adulthood.
My mom or dad would buy me my clothes and pick them out so that is what I would wear. I had no one to tell me how school was like at the time because my brother was seven years past where I was beginning. Having a huge difference in age with my brother made me very shy as well. It was hard for me to talk to others because I didn’t know how to or what to talk about. When I arrived at my first day of school I waited for people to start to talk to me and didn’t make many friends that way.
For that reason I believe that students should wear uniforms. The cost of uniforms is less than what a parent would pay for regularly outfit for school. Some parents can’t afford to buy clothes every so often. Parents will have to purchase clothes for every weekday, which is hardly economical. There was this situation in River wood Elementary Memphis, TN where a child came to school with the same clothes on several days in a row.
These were designed primarily to prevent farmers, miners, and other parents form keeping their kids home to work (Clark, 1994). Ironically another factor behind public schools was the desire to use them to spread Christian morality, with its concern for the larger good over individualism (Clark, 1994). Massachusetts enacted the first such laws in 1852 requiring children ages 8-14 to be at school at least 12 weeks a year unless they were too poor. The laws proved to be effective, from 1870-1898 the number of children enrolling in the public schools outpaced the population growth. Except for certain religious sects and correspondence schools home schooling remained limited for most of the 20th century.
Here in America every single child is sent to school starting at the age of five years old for kindergarten, and sometimes as early as two years old for pre-school and continue on to get an education late into their twenties, some even going on to take classes the rest of their lives. Education in America is something that is readily available and even is required by law, but taken for granted by many children. On flip side third world countries often do not have schools or public education mandated by government, and most times it is not even available when most children yearn for it. Education is taken for granted in America, and in third world countries where education is almost completely absent something can be learned from their determination to further their knowledge. In America we start going to school as early as two years old and are mandated by the government to stay in school until usually the age of 18, and after that school is necessary to continue on with to be successful with a career.
Other farms that stayed to support schools found their children dropping out to simply help survive. Those who retained the priveledge to go to school were taught in one-room schoolhouses similar to ones we see now in movies, and only went to the equivalent of eighth grade. The United States did not have time for keeping a high value on education as we do now. In fact, now you can rarely get a job without being in school or a high school graduate. Students now go on to college and get degrees in order to obtain a steady job.
Why Parents Should Home School When Americans think of education, they almost automatically think of public education. However, education in our public schools has been on a down slope for over twenty years now. This is because many parents today are deciding to home school their children. Although most people think that a public education is better, statistics and facts tend to show that home schooling is beneficial in more ways. Since the beginning of civilization, children have been learning in and with their families.
It has been taught to the younger generation, but since they socialize with different races in school and life in general, the trend is fading out (Nasser). The majority of both families have received their diploma, if not their G.E.D. Even Marie (my grandmother on my Father’s side) was married and pregnant before she graduated high school 1957. The general consensus for why it was important to finish high school was because “you have to finish what you start”. My family didn’t drop out to work a farm but they didn’t go to college either, in fact some thought higher education was a bad thing.
Because of this, I did not feel the urge to eat all the junk food in sight when I went away to college. In fact, I lost weight my first semester of school. y parents, however, took a different approach. What they did was they always kept a moderate amount of sweets in the house (maybe one box of cookies, or one bag of Hershey’s kisses) from the time I was very young, and they worked very hard to teach me about portion control and moderation. Because of this, I did not feel the urge to eat all the junk food in sight when I went away to college.