A Short History of HIgh Schools Module

It's easy for us to assume that High School is a natural part of our education system, but that was not true 100 years ago. So how did we end up with the secondary "High" school that we have today, and what purposes has it served to society over time? This module covers the key moments in the history of high school: the people, the public policy arguments, and the events that helped to create the system we have today.

Introduction to High Schools

When did we decide high school should be a part of the educational system? What is a high school for, exactly? This video introduces the topics and events we’ll be covering in our discussion of the comprehensive high school.