Dig Deep - the History of Education

Jul 10, 2017

This month our Dig Deep topic is Education.  Many have suggested this topic, as school funding and consolidation has an effect on many in northern MN. 

In this first conversation our commentators Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn look at the history of education.  Our forefathers like Thomas Jefferson made sure that the articles of incorporation upheld this noble idea that farm kids and regular people were capable of learning things like Greek and governing themselves.  There was this idea that the nation was broken up into 6x6 grids and that there should be a school on each of those grids.  The schools were built and funded by communities, not the government.

So the question is, how did we get to the schools and the school funding we have today?  Let us know what you think!

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