Gena and Jean discuss their personal experiences as both teachers and students, in the first half, then talk about the history of literacy and education in America in the second part of this podcast. Hopefully, listeners will find their own memories of school-days kindled for the purpose of writing personal histories and get a glimpse into their ancestors' lives regarding education, in the second portion. Some resource ideas are provided and, for a full list, check the blogpost for 12 November 2017 at http://genaandjean.blogspot.com.
Photo here is of a schoolhouse, Leesburg Townsite, Napias Creek, Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho; contributed to the Library of Congress by the Historic American Buildings Survey. Photo transmitted by Barry Gill, 1933.