The kids are up early, fed, and ready to go.
“Honey, what day is it?” dad asks.
“Hooray, it is Back-to-School Day!” mom says.
“How are we going to celebrate?”
The end of August means back to school.
Today, kids are sentenced to 9 months of reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic; and, let’s hope, a topic that will prepare the little tykes to take over when parents are ready for the easy chair.
Time to think about how we are going to pay for those college years. Back-to-School Day, what a relief.
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Did you know?
The history of public education in America is a long one. In 1635, the Boston Latin School was founded. It holds the distinction of being both the first public school and oldest existing school in the United States. By 1642 the Massachusetts Bay Colony made youth education compulsory and other colonies followed Massachusetts’ lead.
Why even out here in Kansas schools were top of the list when settlers set up farms and cities out on the prairies.
One room schoolhouses popped up like prairie flowers. They were built of logs or sod when trees weren’t available and throughout the Flint Hills, limestone was used. Usually, there were two front doors. One for boys and one for girls. A potbelly stove kept the kids warm in the winter. A jack rabbit and some wild onions might be fare for lunch. A well and a pump provided fresh water. An out house, two of them, a safe distance from the school was built. At first, seats in the school were planks, old logs sawed in half. Boys and girls put their piece of slate in their laps and carefully traced letters the schoolmarm put on the board. Pictures of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln hung on the wall.
Back in the day, granddad and grandma would proudly say they had to walk two miles to school through snow each day, and uphill both ways at that.