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Democracy's schools : the rise of public education in America

Author: Johann N Neem
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : John Hopkins University Press, [2017]
Series: How things worked.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a time when Americans are debating the future of public education, Johann N. Neem tells the inspiring story of how and why Americans built a robust public school system in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War. It’s a story in which ordinary people in towns across the country worked together to form districts and build schoolhouses and reformers sought to expand tax support and give every child a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johann N Neem
ISBN: 9781421423203 1421423200 9781421423210 1421423219
OCLC Number: 983522297
Description: xiii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Citizenship and Self-Culture --
Democratic Education --
Politics of Education --
Teachers and Students --
Containing Multitudes --
Conclusion --
Appendix
Series Title: How things worked.
Responsibility: Johann N. Neem.

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