WONDER #1268: Why Was School Created?

Question 1 of 3

Who is considered the Father of the Common School Movement?

  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. George Washington
  3. Roger School
  4. Horace Mann

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a subject that was a focus of the earliest schools?

  1. reading
  2. writing
  3. mathematics
  4. psychology

Question 3 of 3

By what year were all students in the United States required to complete elementary school?

  1. 1800
  2. 1861
  3. 1642
  4. 1918

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