- Calvin H. Wiley Serves as North Carolina's First State Superintendent of Common Schools
January 1, 1853 WAKE, North Carolina Education
While serving as North Carolina's first State Superintendent of Common Schools, Calvin H. Wiley revolutionized the educational system. The Common School System, as North Carolina's first statewide publicly supported education system, sought to educate all white boys living within the state. In his first address to the residents of North Carolina, he appealed to them and tried to convince them that,...