History of education in the United States/Related Articles
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- Education : Learning and teaching activities for the purpose of acquiring knowledge, skills or social norms.
- U.S. History : The history of the United States from the colonial era to the present.
- Horace Mann : (1796-1859) American educator, considered to be the father of the American public school system.
- John Dewey : (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.
- Noah Webster : (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.
- Homeschooling in the United States : Education or learning which takes place outside formal institutional structures or settings such as schools which is designed to meet the educational needs of young school-age children and to satisfy the requirements of state compulsory education statutes.
- Charter school : (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.
- : (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.
- Amish schools controversy : Add brief definition or description
- Carlisle Indian School : Add brief definition or description
- New England Primer : Textbook, first published 1690, which formed the backbone of education instruction in colonial America for over a century.
- McGuffey Readers : A set of highly influential school textbooks used in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the elementary grades in the United States.
- Webster's Elementary Spelling Book : Add brief definition or description
- Why Johnny Can't Read : Highly popular and controversial 1955 book in which the author assailed the then-current methodology for the teaching of reading to young school children and espoused a return to the phonics method.
Selected education decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court
- : 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.
- Meyer v. Nebraska : 1923 U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Nebraska law forbidding the teaching of modern languages other than English to young schoolchildren.
- Brown v. Board of Education : Add brief definition or description
- Wisconsin v. Yoder : 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.
- : 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.