Thursday, February 23, 2006

...and an interesting factoid

"In 1860, one-third of the 300 high schools in the country were located in Massachusetts, where the school year was twelve weeks long, and only six of those weeks were consecutive. Even by 1890, the school year was only twelve to twenty weeks. "

Steven Kellmeyer
hat tip: Spunky's Homeschool April 2005
Related Reading:
Underground History of American Education

1 comment:

Amy said...

Makes me feel much less guilty about all the time we've taken off this year! :)