Schools started to focus on more than just the Bible, but basic skills such asreading, spelling and aritmetic. Men andwomen could teach, and both boys andgirls were given an education in Dameschools.With the new push for education manyfound it essential for there to bemandated schools, and thus the OldDeluder Satan Act and Massachusetts Actof 1642 were created to mandate townsto have public schools.The search for religious freedom led tomany people learning how to read thereligious scripts, and then to the creationof schools.In the 17th century many came toAmerica searching for religious freedom.
Religious freedomEducationOld DeLuderSatan Act (1647)Reading, spellingand the BibleMassachusettsAct of 1642Educationbecomes a civilresponsibility of the stateLiteracyGrammar
Literacy created theability to teach kids theability to understand andread Latin.
Grammar schoolswere created toprovide a precollegeeducation.
The first time controlof education ismentioned formally.