History: The Beginning
Back in 1840, Ansel Miller, a canal boat builder from Vermont, began to talk about a plan of free public schools for all children in Akron, to be paid for by property taxes. People in Akron who didn’t have children, and those who owned a lot of property, didn’t like that idea at all! They thought that, aside from the money the state allocated for education, it was up to parents to provide for the education of their own children. Learn more about the history of Akron Public Schools >>
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