1865-1869: The Growth Of Schools For Children

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Schools for children During 1865-1869, Children between ages 8 and 14 had to go to school for 12-16 weeks a year. They had strict rules and physical punishment 62% of white children attended elementary school. Only 34% of African-American children attended. The growth of high schools In the early 1900 science, civics, and social studies courses were added to public schools. New Vocational courses prepared boys for industrial jobs in drafting, carpentry, and mechanics. New vocational courses prepared girls for office work.

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