The One Room Schoolhouse
Academics in the PAst
How it ALL Started
A public education system came about by Pennsylvanians who couldn’t afford private school. They came to the realization of how much their children needed to properly be educated.
In 1913, one half of the country’s children were going to one of the 212,000 schools.In each schoolhouse, the number of students could range from a couple to up to 20 in all 8 grades. This meant that the teacher had a wide variety of lessons to teach. Some would advance and do higher grade level work.