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The nineteenth century witnessed an explosion in educational activity and in the development of educational institutions in the United States at all levels. It saw the growth of public schools and private colleges, the formation of land-grant colleges and of teacher-training colleges (often called “normal schools”), and pioneering efforts to establish institutions devoted to the education of white girls and women and of African Americans. The belief in the power of education to mould individual character and improve human life ran deep in many sectors of American society in this era.
Historically it was the Church that was responsible for founding, housing, and funding schools worldwide. Prior to the 1900s most schooling in the United States took place inside the local Church, and the vast majority of university presidents were ministers. In fact, 106 of the first 108 schools in America were founded by Christians including Harvard, Princeton, and Yale universities. Twenty seven of the 56 founding fathers of the U.S. had Christian seminary degrees.
- Harvard University - was founded from the donation of property and the library of Reverend John Harvard. 10 of the first 12 presidents of Harvard were ministers, and over 50% of the 17th Century Harvard graduates became ministers.
- Princeton University - was founded by the Presbyterian Church. Until 1902, every president of Princeton was a minister.
- Yale University - was founded by 10 ministers. The primary goal was stated, "Every student shall consider the main end of his study to wit to know God in Jesus Christ and answerable to lead a Godly, sober life."
- Main Article: Public education
Public education or schools are those provided and regulated by governments. Today, government-funded schools in Western societies teach that life originated in an indescribable biological ooze untold millions of years ago, that all life on the planet is related via macroevolution, and specifically that men and apes share a common ancestor. In America, these ideas directly contradict the religious and historical beliefs of 48% of the population who believe that God created humans in their present form . Yet the general theory of evolution is taught as fact in schools funded by taxes taken from people who disagree with these views.
- Chris Ashcraft
- Nancy Bryson
- Roger DeHart
- Guillermo Gonzalez
- Robert Herrmann
- Joseph Mastropaolo
- Karl Priest
- University Takes Action to Punish Student Florida Atlantic University student has been brought up on academic charges after complaining against his professor for ordering the student to stomp on the name of Jesus. FOX News Network, March 25, 2013.
- Critics says bill allows creationism in schools A Connecticut lawmaker's proposal protecting "alternative viewpoints" during the teaching of evolution and science in schools came under fire Friday. CT Post, January 25, 2013.
- Does creationism have a place at a public school? The Christian Club on an L.A. Unified campus has heard presentations from a nationally prominent creationist. A biology teacher believes such events undermine science education. Los Angeles Times, December 08, 2012.
- Kentucky's GOP lawmakers question standards for teaching evolution in schools The Kansas City Star, Aug. 15, 2012.
- Evidence for Creation now banned from UK religious education classes Following a campaign by the British Humanist Association, the UK’s Department for Education had revised the regulations relating to government funded schools. Creation Ministries International, July 19, 2012.
- South Korea Surrenders to Creationist Demands A campaign has succeeded in its aims to remove references to evolution, including the avian ancestor Archaeopteryx, from high-school textbooks Scientific American, June 5, 2012.
- Commencement and Evolution Emory University faculty and students sign letter of protest that Commencement speaker Ben Carson doesn’t believe in evolution. Inside Higher Ed, May 8, 2012.
- Natural History Museums Misled School Children Museums have systematically withheld the most important fossils from their dinosaur displays. Global Press Release Distribution, April 10, 2012.
- ↑ Education The Nineteenth Century in Print: Books. by the U.S. Library of Congress
- ↑ Our Founding Institutions of Academia
- ↑ God's Numbers Newsweek. March 31, 2007.
- Is There a Future for Christian Education by Chris Ashcraft. Journal of Creation, 24(3) 2010
- Should Evolution be Immune from Critical Analysis in the Science Classroom? by David Buckna and Denis Laidlaw. ICR Impact 282.
- Texans for Better Science Education
- National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools
- Science Education Essentials Practical resources for teaching creation-based science. by the Institute for Creation Research.