Texas Schools In The Early 1900s May Shock You. They’re So Different.
I’ve always been fascinated with my grandparents’ stories about their education growing up in the 1930s. As a millennial who only knows standardized tests, scantrons, rushed lessons with answers basically handed to me, and disengaged peers on their iPhones during class, I often wonder how different the lives of my generation would be today if we had received a similar education as our elders. Would we be more patient? Have better critical thinking skills? The following photo gallery intrigues me to no end because I can see how life was back then instead of hearing stories orally. Below are some pictures of schools in the early 1900’s – I hope you can enjoy them as much as I did!
What do you think about these photos? Do any of them bring back memories of stories your parents or grandparents have shared with you? Do you wish school was still like this today? Tell me your thoughts below!
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Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.