“Goodness without knowledge is weak…yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous.”

What is education for?
What is education for?

“In the 19th Century, a common educational goal was to produce intelligent citizens able to function in a democratic society. Throughout the century, the expansion of immigration demonstrated the need to educate children that would be functional in English, understand and participate in the democratic process, and develop a morality consistent with virtuous behavior.” READ MORE

No shoes?! Call the authorities at once!
No shoes?! Call the authorities at once!

education

From “Schooling and Poor Children in 19th Century America.” READ MORE

Science students in Glens Falls, New York
Science students in Glens Falls, New York

“No different back then than in the 21st century there were parents who wanted a better education for their children.” READ MORE about the establishment of PRIVATE SCHOOLS in the US.

**Quote from Andover Academy’s 1778 Constitution

Photos courtesy Chapman Historical Museum