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Title Historical documents in American education / edited with introductions by Tony W. Johnson, Ronald F. Reed.
Imprint Boston : Allyn & Bacon, [2002]

Subject Education -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Alt Name Johnson, Tony W.
Reed, Ronald F.
Description xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN 0801333148
OCLC # 46640738
Table of Contents
Pt. 1Religion and Education: Its Roots and Continuing Legacy1
 1The Biblical Commonwealth3
   Massachusetts School Law of 16425
   Violation by the Town of Topsfield of the Massachusetts School Law of 1642 (1668)6
   Massachusetts School of Law of 16477
   Connecticut School Law of 16507
   John Eliot Requests a College for Massachusetts Bay (1636)8
   Description of the Founding of Harvard College (1636)9
   Selections from the Earliest Extant Copy of the New England Primer (1727)10
   Michael Wigglesworth, "The Day of Doom" (1662)13
 2Education as the Safeguard of Liberty19
   Thomas Jefferson on His Own Education (c. 1760)20
   Thomas Jefferson's Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge" (1779)21
   Thomas Jefferson's "Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom" (1779)27
 3Religion and the Schools: Conflicting Values29
   The Amendments to the United States Constitution30
 4Compulsion, Religion, and the Schools: The Free Exercise Clause38
   Decision on the Constitutional Right to Operate a Religious School (1925)40
   Decision on Mandatory Saluting of the Flag (1940)41
   Decision on Mandatory Saluting of the Flag (1943)45
 5Religion and the Schools: The Establishment Clause52
   Decision on Released Time for Religious Instruction on School Premises (1948)53
   Decision on Recitation of Prayers in Public Schools (1962)57
   Decision on Bible Reading in the Public Schools (1963)61
Pt. 2Local versus Centralized Control of Schooling: Past and Present65
 6The District School and Noah Webster's United States67
   Description of a District School in Union County, Pennsylvania (1857)70
   Noah Webster Urges Reform of Spelling (1789)71
   Noah Webster on the Necessity for an American Language (1789)74
 7Horace Mann and the Common School Crusade79
   Senator Daniel Webster on the Schools as a "Wise and Liberal System of Police" (1820)81
   Horace Mann's Thoughts on Being Chosen Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education (1837)81
   Henry Barnard on the Needs of the Connecticut Common Schools (1839)84
 8The "One Best System" and the Feminization of the Teaching Profession87
   Horace Mann's Twelfth Annual Report (1848)88
   The Superiority of Women as Teachers (1846)99
 9U.S. Textbooks in the Nineteenth Century101
   Good Pronunciation with Moral Lessons from the American Spelling Book (1831)102
   Selection from McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader (1853)104
   Lesson from McGuffey's Third Eclectic Reader (1848)106
   Selection from McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader (1879)109
   The Lesson of American History (1859)111
 10Education Vouchers: Parental versus Societal Control Revisited113
   On Education Vouchers (1971)114
Pt. 3Retreat from Commonality: Education of the "Child Races"123
 11Booker T. Washington and Industrial Education125
   From: "Up from Slavery:" The Story of Booker T. Washington127
   Booker T. Washington on the Educational Outlook for Negroes in the South (1885)129
   Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition Address (1895)133
   W.E.B. Du Bois on Booker T. Washington (1903)136
   "The Talented Tenth" (1903)139
 12Plessy and Beyond143
   The Separate but Equal Doctrine144
   Decision on a Separate School of Law for Negroes in Texas (1950)147
   Segregation of a Graduate Student in a State University Ruled Unconstitutional (1950)150
 13The Education of the Immigrant: Common or Special Education152
   A Russian Immigrant in the "Promised Land" (1912)154
   A U.S. Bureau of Education Official on Education and the Chinese Migration (1875)167
 14The Brown Decisions172
   Brown v. Board of Education (1954)173
   "With All Deliberate Speed" (1955)177
 15Affirmative Action: The Next Step180
   The Civil Rights Act of 1964181
   President Lyndon Johnson's Call upon Congress to Pass Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965)183
   Eliminate Racial Discrimation Root and Branch185
   Court-Ordered Busing188
 16Enter Bakke191
   The Case of Reverse Discrimination192
   Affirmative Action Denied'195
Pt. 4Contemporary Issues: Equity, Inclusion, and Abuse199
 17Financial Equity: Local Control Revisited201
   One Scholar/One Dollar203
 18Mainstreaming and Inclusion: Out of Sight/Out of Mind207
   The Inclusion Revolution209
 19Testing: A History of Abuse218
   The Psychological Method of Measuring Intelligence (1905)221
   Lewis Terman on the Theory and Practice of Intelligence Testing (1916)224
   "The Big Score"232
 Subject Index239
 Name Index243

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