Thursday 6 May, 2010

Teacher appreciation week

It’s teacher appreciation week and time to thank the teachers that have inspired us through their wise words, engaging classes and through showing us our country by taking an educational class trip.  Teachers, we cannot thank you enough for what you do!

The history of education in the United States started in 1635 when the Pilgrims established the first public school in America, Boston Latin School.  In 1642 Massachusetts passed a law which declared that all children who were not being properly educated must be apprenticed in a trade.  Virginia followed suit with a similar law passed in 1646.  Around the 1820s and 30s agricultural boarding schools popped up, but by the beginning of the 20th century there was a demand for a more classical, sophisticated curriculum. 

So, let’s thank our teachers this week for all that they have done.  Whether it’s a gift or a meaningful note, let’s make sure they know how much we appreciate their hard work!

Ruth Fremson/The New York Times/File 2008