Saturday, May 26, 2007

A History of Public Education

In Southern Maryland Living...

Maryland's public school system was officially born in 1865-during the same time that the Civil War ended, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and Congress amended the Constitution to abolish slavery.

In an extract from the Proceedings and Acts of the Maryland General Assembly in 1867 concerning education, the law states: "It shall be the duty of all teachers, in schools of every grade, to impress upon the minds of youth…the principles of piety and justice, loyalty and sacred regard for truth, love of their country, humanity and benevolence, sobriety, industry and chastity…."
Read the complete article HERE.

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