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What factors in society ended sectarianism in schools, and made them secular? Probably no single movement so greatly affected colonial America as the Protestant Reformation. Most of the Europeans who came to America were Protestants, but there were many denominations. Lutherans from Germany and Scandinavia settled in the middle colonies along with Puritans and Presbyterians. The Reformation was centered upon efforts to capture the minds of men, therefore great emphasis was placed on the written …

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…all. Personally I believe that parents should have the responsibility of teaching children right from wrong. The reason why society is so bad isnít the fault of the school system, but the lack of good upbringing by parents. Works Cited Gutmann, Amy. Democratic Education New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1999. Pulliam John D., James Van Patten. History of Education in America New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1999. Ravitch, Diane The Troubled Crusade: American Education Basic Books: New York, 1983.