Lately we’ve been discussing education and how important it was to people when it was first being established.  I found an article that was describing education in the beginning stages and was a little surprised.  In the article I read,  they were explaining how they actually had children help teach the lessons.  They didn’t always have enough teachers so they would pick a group of children that they deemed as more responsible and had higher exam scores to help instruct.  They would pull them aside, go over the lesson with them, and then have them teach this lesson to the other children.  I don’t think this lasted for too long since the parents of the children teaching thought that they were losing out on a proper education.  I definitely think the education system has come a long way since the 1840’s.

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