Ten Ideas for Catholics Teaching in Public Schools

Posted September 11, 2019 3:44 am by Kerri Lynn Bishop

Ten Ideas for Catholics Teaching in Public Schools

Boston Latin School was America’s first public school. It was founded in part by Reverend John Cotton and Puritan schoolmaster Philemon Pormontin in what would later become Boston, Massachusetts. The year was 1635. The all-male institution produced some of America’s greatest Founding Fathers including Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Early in the school’s history, students learned Latin and Greek and were admitted on the basis of how well they could read Bible verses. Year-round attendance ran from seven or eight in the morning, depending on the season until students were dismissed at five. There was a one hour break in

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