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Public education began 371 years ago

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, America celebrated 371 years of public education.

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, America celebrated 371 years of public education.

IMAGE / Elizabeth Taylor

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, America celebrated 371 years of public education.

IMAGE / Elizabeth Taylor

IMAGE / Elizabeth Taylor

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, America celebrated 371 years of public education.

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On Tuesday, Nov. 27, America celebrated 371 years of public education.

The staff and students of KHS agree that education is a large part of life and deserves to be celebrated.

Junior Amelia Boggs is in favor of celebrating education and believes it deserves recognition.

“Education is key to a good life,” Boggs said. “It should be celebrated because of the effects it can have on your future.”

Mr. Jack Linn, English and theater teacher, has noticed a change in the way education has worked.

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Junior Amelia Boggs believes that education is important.

“Everything requires an education today,” Linn said. “It is different from how it used to be. You could go to school, get a high school degree, and get a job. Now, most jobs require higher education.”

In its early days, public education was nothing more than being taught to read and write.

Massachusetts Bay Colony authorities ordered that each township with 50 or more households had to appoint someone to teach the children how to read and write.

Before this was ordered, it was the parents’ responsibility to educate their children.

Teachers were paid by the children’s parents or the general population of the township.

Today, public education has reached a whole new level. From small children to young adults, youth of all ages receive public education.

Students are now studying many other subjects that have turned into required classes, such as mathematics, history, and science.

The main principle of public education has been revolutionized.

The principle was to allow people in populated areas to be able to read and write in order for them to vote. This emerged into the idea of preparing children to enter the workforce.

With the integration of technology into school systems, public schools are expected to not only create well-rounded individuals but prepare them for opportunities that have yet to be discovered.

Mr. Kevin Walworth, superintendent, said school systems are evolving in order to ready their students for the future.

“Education has never been so complex and constantly changing as schools try to prepare students for careers that have yet to be created,” Walworth said.

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