Massachusetts Public School Law

Massachusetts Public School Law
Tina Petersmarck
HIS 110
September 22, 2010
Peter Genovese

Massachusetts Public School Law
      In the early years, children had to follow the footsteps of their parents.   Fathers will teach the young males the family business such as the agricultural techniques to farm, and teaching the importance of buying and selling there products and trades.   Whereas, the young females usually will, follow in their mothers footsteps by learning how to be good homemakers.   This consists of learning how to gather crops, sew, cook, clean and manage the household, along with rearing, and raising the children.   In the middle colonies, the responsibilities of education of children rely soley on family and church.   Many parents taught their young to read and write at home, the intense load of farm work set limits on the time spent educating ther young, which led to any attempts to try to send the children to public school, as there were too many “chores” left for completion.
      Other cultures such as the African slaves virtually have no access to an education with no efforts to establish literacy enforced.   However, on occasion the African slave would receive some guidence from a mistress or master, and learn how to read and write.   Because the Native American tribes were already an established culture and had his or her own languages and barter systems, the philosophy of the tribes is that of; no need to learn the “English ways.”   As time past on, more diverse cultures started invading the land of the Native American,   Some tribes thought learning   the English language would be an important tool to communicate there wants and needs.   By force of government, brought some tribes to learn to speak, read, and write the English language through their childern with the assistance of the local government or some mislead missionaries.
      The one development in the colonial culture, which contributes to the growth of the American identity, is...