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January 8, 2002

On January 8, 2002, George W Bush signed into U.S. law the “No Child Left Behind Act. This law was intended to improve the United States’ educational system. US evangelicals mistakenly thought it was a reference to the ‘Rapture’ and was worried that the new law would help black, brown and Jewish children get into … Continue reading

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August 3, 1750

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1750, Christopher Dock completed the very first book of teaching methods. It was titled “A Simple and Thoroughly Prepared School Management.” In it, Mr. Dock explained how repetition, bible study, prayer, public shaming, paying children to learn, and thorough beatings were required to educate children so that they would … Continue reading

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April 15, 1813

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1817 the first ‘official’ American school for the deaf was opened in Hartford, CT. An earlier attempt was made at educating deaf children in Boston, MA in 1813, but the headmaster Jonathan Oglesvy shut the school down after only three days. He claimed that the students were idiots and … Continue reading

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September 27, 1937

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1937, the first Santa Claus Training School opened in Albion, New York. Ho-ho-ho-ing 101 was a required course as well as ‘Trick Questions to Avoid”, such as, how many penguins do reindeer eat in a year? The correct answer is, of course, most reindeer are herbivores and penguins live … Continue reading

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