Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts” in chapter 1 of Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1.:

...ith our schools and educational system generally; they were a copy, more or less exact, of what the people had left behind in Old England. The statement is frequently made that by the law of 1647 Massachusetts established the first system of free public schools in the world. But this is hardly true. They were public schools, and many of them were free; but the law made their support permissive rather ...

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Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) 30,598 32 0 0 0 user votes

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