A Brief History of Education in the United States

  title={A Brief History of Education in the United States},
  author={Claudia Dale Goldin},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  • C. Goldin
  • Published 1 August 1999
  • Education
  • NBER Working Paper Series
This essay is the companion piece to about 550 individual data series on education to be included in the updated Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition (Cambridge University Press 2000, forthcoming). The essay reviews the broad outlines of U.S. educational history from the nineteenth century to the present, including changes in enrollments, attendance, schools, teachers, and educational finance at the three main schooling levels -- elementary, secondary, and higher… 

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