A Short History of Education Overview Module

There is a huge amount to cover in the history of education in the United States, so where should we start? This module covers some basic stepping stones to get you started on topics like the rationales behind public school systems, the struggles of teachers, how America has struggled to increase quality and opportunity in schools, how our advancements in science have changed how we educate our children, and why North Carolina is a good microcosm of national trends in education.

Why Did We Create Public Schools?

There’s a lot of pressure these days to break up public school systems and make it more like a private free market of education. So what have been the arguments for unified public schooling in the past? What role did public schools have in defining America? This video covers the main persuasive arguments for public school systems.