I live in New England, where parents can not get their middle school boys to wear pants in the dead of winter. On the bright side, girls might finally be willing to poop in the (socially distanced) bathrooms saving hours of discomfort and a mad dash to the door upon returning home. Masks for "Students over the age of 2." Those ain't stoodents. They is babys. (Oops, someone needs some old fashioned school!)
I was wondering about the meaning of "School": School has its roots in the Greek skhole. That word originally had the sense of “leisure,” which evolved into a “place for discussion,” so you can see how school came to have its modern meaning. School, as in "school of thought," can describe a group of people bonded together by shared principles.
And then I found this gem, true or not, it made me laugh and cringe at the same time because it's exactly what CDC is recommending for our kids. Here in the autism community, many of us struggle to get shoes onto our children, shirts can case a meltdown that lasts hours. Masks seem.... unlikely..... for long term wear.
Source: Who Invented School and Why Did They Invent it
Horace Mann is the name that comes as the ultimate answer to “who invented the school”. Born in 1796 in Franklin Massachusetts, Horace Mann is believed to have invented the school system we all know today. He was both a college professor (teaching Latin and Greek) and a college president. However, before this man, there were many schools and teaching methods in Greece already, which makes the whole story a bit blurry. Yet, he takes a lot of credit when it comes to invention and contribution to the Normal School System in 1838.
Another man who is believed to have invented the school is Harry P. School. Around 1369, he started gathering neighborhood children with an unacceptable behavior and locking them up in a building. In other words, his “school” was a place where children were being punished. His concept may have been rough, but the parents of the punished children liked Harry’s idea. Truth be told, Harry P. School is not the inventor of school, but he definitely deserves some credit because of his idea of gathering children into one place in order to correct their wrongs.