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Beyond the One Room Schoolhouse – By C. Kelley
New York State enacted the Union Free School law in 1853. Under this law, common schools could organize to create secondary schools for their students. Before that time, just a few students would have the opportunity to go beyond an elementary school education, in private schools located around the area. The 1840 U.S. Census had a column for “scholars”, presumably students in college.
Read the entire article in the Nov. 27th issue of the Express.