on September 21, 2005
A well written, well researched book.
Discover the ways public education was implemented, first in Massachusetts, which was a wrangling battle for decades, then elsewhere. From the early colonies and the 'Prussian model' up through Horace Mann.
Gives the origins of the thinking that was used to bring the notion that state provided education is desireable and necessary.
Be Aware, this notion is not one the early American communities relied on. They relied on their church, their neighbor, themselves, and their representative government.
As Professor Richard A Baer, Jr., Cornell University wrote after reading the book - "Superb"
"An oasis of sanity in the statist wasteland created by the government's education system." - Frank E. Fortkamp, Reason Magazine