‘The modern education system was designed to produce complacent factory workers’ is an oft repeated idea. How true or false is this?
In 2017, I began answering questions on Ask Historians on Reddit – and my answers were promptly removed for being too short or not attending to good practices in historiography. I focused on getting better at writing about history, at understanding the full picture of American education history, and recognizing gaps in my own learning. My answers got better and in 2019, I joined the moderation team at Ask Historians. (You can hear me talk about my experiences on Reddit, and why I value the AH community, in this episode of the AH Podcast.) I’ve answered dozens of questions about American education history and have compiled some of my favorites here. Please feel free to reach out if you have a particular education history you’d like answered or join us over on Ask Historians and post your question!
Frequently Asked Questions about Education History