Pennsylvania Governor Wolf on the cover of the Directory of the Teachers and School Directors of York County
Why is Pennsylvania Governor George Wolf on the cover of the 1933-1934 Directory of the Teachers and School Directors of York County? The simple answer is in observance of the 100th Anniversary of the Common School Law in Pennsylvania.
As the cover notes, George Wolf was Governor of Pennsylvania from December 15, 1829 to December 15, 1835. Governor Wolf backed the unpopular measure of establishing a system of publicly financed grade-school education throughout Pennsylvania. The Common School Act of 1834 eventually passed in both houses and was signed into law by Governor Wolf on April 1, 1834.
Quoting from page 42 of the 1933-1934 Directory of the Teachers and School Directors of York County:
This year, the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Common School Law will be celebrated in the State. The celebration will open with special exercises on April 1st  and will come to a climax during Education Week in November.
I’ll be using the York County Heritage Trust collection of Directories of the Teachers and School Directors of York County to compile lists of teachers for a series on One-Room Schoolhouses that will start this Friday.
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