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Public School, Poor Children, and William P. Letchwork

public school for poor children

My Country – Public School for Poor Children On April 17, 1871, Michigan authorized public schools for pauper children. Hundreds of children failed to receive an education due to their family’s economic status. With this law, Michigan became the first state to help provide these children access in a comprehensive manner. “[C]hildren participated in “family-like” …