It seems we live in a world where school is just what kids are expected to do. I was thinking back and reading a bit about the past and it made me curious. I want to know why school systems were invented in the first place and what changed them to being a law in many places.
Education has always been present in groups of humans. Schools were invested as a means to education more children with less time being taken away from mothers and fathers who often had to work and tend to farms and their homes.
To ensure all children had the equal opportunity for education which would lead to the growth of the economy. Grated, it was very equal to begin with considering the earlier years of the slave trade and keeping black children uneducated. Thankfully that has changed.
I am more interested as to why Middle School was invested. It seems silly to have three levels of education. Middle school should be lumped in with High school in my mind because of the age range and the general thought process of these students being similar.
Imagine a world where only a small percentage of children were educated. There would be little room for growth or success. These adults would end up in low paying jobs and be stuck in poverty for generations.
If you think back to olden times, a lot of men worked and the mother stayed home. The mother would sometimes teach their children but it was just more convenient for families to have someone else teach their kids while they focused on work and household duties.