Gr 6 Up-Once upon a time, misbehaving students were really "suspended"-in a bag, from the rafters of the school building-and children attended "moving schools" in which the budget, location, and calendar migrated to each quarter of town to satisfy all of the political constituents. Beginning with dame schools and the famous Boston Latin School in which the aim was to fight the devil by teaching children to read the Bible, Feldman discusses apprenticeships, "blab schools," McGuffey readers, Webster's spellers, and differences between northern and southern educations. The author also addresses Homestead schools, Dewey's Chicago Laboratory School, the Scopes trial, the Depression school at Weedpatch Camp, the Sputnik scare, Internet classrooms, and more. The struggles of Native Americans, African Americans, and women to obtain education receive special emphasis. Lists of early school rules and lessons and historical schoolhouses to visit are included. Unfortunately, many of the prints and photographs are sepia in tone and will not attract readers to the interesting, easy-to-understand text. Also, youngsters may need to be reminded that several quotations from novels are not history but merely reflect the flavor of the time. Still, this is a good "quick study" for those who want to know how our nation has evolved educationally. Students who want more detail for specific periods will need to consult something like John J. Loeper's Going to School in 1776 (Atheneum, 1973).-Cindy Darling Codell, Clark Middle School, Winchester, KY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.