School Children: The Real Founders of American Public Education

The King of England vouched for it. The President of the United States, too. At the turn of the 19th century, the great and good of the world agreed on a plan for America’s public schools. But in the early 1800s, children—like fourteen-year-old Billy Demerest—brought it down. Billy had been promised thirty-six dollars per year … More School Children: The Real Founders of American Public Education