American Education

Then and Now

Education in the Beginning:

Education first began when children met in homes where their learning was focused on faith. Learning was important so children could understand and read the Bible and laws. Education started out only being available to children of the wealthy. As schools were being established, many children ranging from the ages of 5-17 years old were meeting in large, one room classrooms, run by one teacher. School funding and rules were decided by the local government.

Education Today:

Today, everyone has the opportunity to attend public schools. Schools are made up of different buildings providing smaller class environments. Students are divided up by their grade levels. The current organizational structure of education begins with early childhood programs, these usually include Child Care centers and Preschools. Public schools include elementary school, middle school, and high school. Public education funding continues to come from state taxation, as well as, other resources like lotteries, school fundraisers, and partnering with businesses. If a student wishes to continue their education into college there are many degree levels offered. The degrees include Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate.

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