common school


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common school

n.
A public elementary school.

com′mon school`


n.
a public school, usu. of elementary grades.
[1650–60, Amer.]
References in classic literature ?
In three years, from a sailor with a common school education, I made a successful writer of him.
She is known only as parlourboarder at a common school.
It was the father of our new acquaintance, the Judge, who first began to reascend in the scale of society; and in this undertaking he was not a little assisted by a marriage, which aided in furnishing the means of educating his only son in a rather better manner than the low state of the common schools of Pennsylvania could promise; or than had been the practice in the family for the two or three preceding generations.
We have a comparatively decent system of common schools, schools for infants only; but excepting the half-starved Lyceum in the winter, and latterly the puny beginning of a library suggested by the State, no school for ourselves.
It dealt, in elaborate detail, with one factor in the persistence of the established, namely, the capitalistic bias of the universities and common schools.
Mrs Shimmell, who is Balsall Common School librarian, said: "I was really overwhelmed as to how well the sponsored read went, the generosity of the parents and families of our pupils was amazing.
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Kate Brown instead directed the Department of State Lands to research alternatives that would keep the forest public, continue limited logging under a habitat conservation plan, and decouple the Elliott State Forest from the Common School Fund.
Along the way, he discusses major debates and trends such as Roman Catholics and the Common School Movement, Native American religion and government schools, the Scopes Trial, the teaching of creationism, and the impact of the Reagan administration on education and schools.
That decision held that common school funds could not finance normal schools, which were training schools for common-school teachers.
Cubberley's Public Education in the United States (1919) and Kaestle's Pillars of the Republic (1983) serve as useful bookends for scholarship on the common school movement in the field of educational history.