America is now entering its fifth century of educating students. Throughout the first four centuries, impartation of three essential elements—religion, morality, and knowledge—was the core of the education system that produced some of the world’s greatest leaders in areas from science and government to theology and jurisprudence. In recent decades, however, the secularization of education has become the new American paradigm; and statistics clearly demonstrate that the more secular American education becomes, the less successful it is academically.
Four Centuries of American Education examines education both past and present. Learn about some of America’s greatest educators and textbooks, and discover what long made America a world leader in education. The remarkable history in this book will both challenge and inspire readers of all ages.