Miller School--People--Item 03

Summary

During the mid-19th century, the idea of free public schooling became firmly established in America--making access to education available to more children. By the late 19th century, most kids aged 7 to 12 attended public school for a few years--many in one-room rural schools. America’s educational structure would continue to grow, offering schooling from kindergarten to high school. By 1918, all states had made school attendance compulsory.

During the mid-19th century, the idea of free public schooling became firmly established in America--making access to education available to more children. By the late 19th century, most kids aged 7 to 12 attended public school for a few years--many in one-room rural schools. America’s educational structure would continue to grow, offering schooling from kindergarten to high school. By 1918, all states had made school attendance compulsory.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1900

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.2748

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 10.000 in

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