WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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Schoolchildren visiting the Reed School

LEARN YOUR LESSON


LEARN YOUR LESSON:
PUBLIC EDUCATION IN AMERICA

Step downstairs to discover the history behind the concept of public school and the one-room schools in Wisconsin like Reed School. Reed School is an example of the estimated 6000 one-room schools that once dotted the rural landscape of Wisconsin. Hear recordings of past student and teacher recollections of their time spent here, both learning and teaching.

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