c. Technology in all forms has impacted the lives of everyone. Individualism and freedom are core values that undergird the common culture of the United States. 2. Cultures of Families 3. Cultural Values 4. Culture of Schools C. School Choices
a. In the past, kids were assigned what school they would attend based on their address and today, kids can transfer schools because of the number of schools that are available. A number of parents are choosing charter or virtual schools. 1. Public Schools a. After Europeans began to settle in the British North American colonies the schools they developed were private and attended by the children of elite owners of property. In 1674 Massachusetts began to require towns with 50 families to appoint a teacher and collect taxes to support the schools. In 1785, the Land Ordinance was passed and required territories North and West of the Ohio River to set aside land for schools. By the 1830’s, schools were attended by students from different social classes.
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