Last State to Make Public School Compulsory (Alaska)

Varying dates can be found for when public school education became mandatory throughout the United States. According to this source, Alaska was the last to mandate it in 1929. Laws guaranteeing equal education to those with language barriers came later; nonethesless, from this point forward, all American children were to attend public schools. The implications for language policy are that children from all backgrounds, regardless of race, ethnicity, or language, would now be part of the public school system by law.