Friday, September 07, 2012

Jeff Mirel provides facts about public education history on MLive.com

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In an article posted on MLive.com on September 4, 2012, Jeff Mirel and Maris Vinovskis provided interesting information about the history of public education in the United States.

The article is a collection of information from Mirel and Vinovskis gathered by a reporter while fact-checking a previously published column. Among the nuggets from Mirel is this tidbit about Michigan leading the nation:

Mirel says that in the 19th century, Michigan became a leader in democratizing secondary and higher education, and in creating a public K-16 system. University of Michigan was founded in 1817 in Detroit as part of the new territory's burgeoning school system, and Michigan also had the first land-grant college, which is now Michigan State.  

Jeffrey Mirel is the David L. Angus Collegiate Chair, School of Education; and professor, Department of History, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Maris Vinovskis is the AM and HP Bentley Professor of History in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

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