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Apr 25, 2022·edited Apr 25, 2022

It isn't entirely accurate that there wasn't public education before the current shit show was created. Teachers and schools were absolutely part of a community. They were generally hired by what amounted to the city council. Thus the old stories about teachers being required to be unmarried, etc. The truth was that it was generally respectable work that was not expected to support a family and was generally a trade of unmarried women. The key point is that schools were expected to instill a general education in the basics, and that they were directly accountable to parents by way of the parents being able to directly impact the local government and have the teacher fired for basically anything. That included impropriety, public drunkenness, incompetence, and a huge number of other highly localized requirements of the specific posting.

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