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  • Horace Mann [r]: (1796-1859) American educator, considered to be the father of the American public school system. [e]
  • John Dewey [r]: (1859-1952) U.S. philosopher and educational theorist known as one of the founders of the philosophical school of pragmatism and as the leading exponent of Progressive educational theories. [e]
  • Noah Webster [r]: (1758-1843) US lexicographer who compiled the American Dictionary of the English Language and wrote a widely used Speller for use in schools in the teaching of reading and writing. [e]
  • Homeschooling in the United States of America [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Charter school [r]: (US) A publicly funded school established by parents, teachers, or interested community groups and operating independently under the terms of a contract with a local or national governmental entity. [e]
  • School voucher [r]: (US) Financial aid extended to parents of school age children which can then be used to offset expenses of their children's education at any school of their choice, public or private. [e]

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Selected education decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court

  • Pierce v. Society of Sisters [r]: A 1925 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which it was decided that an Oregon state voter initiative which effectively required parents in the state to send their children to a public school was unconstitutional as it violated the Due Process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. [e]
  • Meyer v. Nebraska [r]: 1923 U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Nebraska law forbidding the teaching of modern languages other than English to young schoolchildren. [e]
  • Brown v. Board of Education [r]: A landmark 1954 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States which ruled that U.S. state laws establishing racial segregation in publicly-funded schools are unconstitutional even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality. [e]
  • Wisconsin v. Yoder [r]: 1972 U.S. Supreme Court decision in which it was held that the constitutional rights of the Amish, under the "free exercise of religion" clause, were violated by the state's compulsory school attendance law. [e]
  • Zelman v. Simmons-Harris [r]: A 2002 U.S. Supreme Court decision which held that a school voucher program adopted in Cleveland, Ohio did not violate the Establishment Clause (referring to what is commonly known as the separation of church and state) of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. [e]