and similarities remain...
I've only read part way through, and the notes make for an interesting read.
Education, still a headline grabber in the early 21st century, but what about in the late 1800s?
Recently, I came across a report book (on-line) written in the 1800s by those in charge of a School in the Peak District.
June 1887, 'The results are very uneven'.
'Attendance only moderate',
'A large number of children absent in consequence of fever being prevalent in the families'.
Schools are in and their inhabitants are from nearby communities. Nature vs. Nurture.
The Head Teacher understood his pupils and their families remarkably well. He saw the effect of events in and around the school and attempted to respond accordingly.
December, 1874, the winter temperatures being bitterly cold, neither masters nor pupils could hold writing instruments well enough to write. School closed on Christmas Eve. It re-opened on the 28th at the request of parents and pupils. Although cold, school was better than local homes.
''The state of the Infants Class is creditable to the Mistress. She should have more assistance.
There should be a teacher's desk'.