May 31, 2024 12:34 pm

DeSantis said public schools were religious when U.S. began. Is he right?

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By Jeffrey S. Solochek

Those earliest schools paid for with public funds “were not religious schools, although most schools opened with prayers or Bible reading,” education historian Diane Ravitch, founder of the Network for Public Education, said via email. “But
such activities were incidental, not the purpose of the schools.”

You can read Jeffrey Solochek’s piece in Politifact here.