Asked in History of the United States
How did the northwest ordinance of 1787 affect education in the northwest territory?
December 31, 2010 4:24AM
the northwest ordinance of 1787 affeted education by stating that it shall forever be encouraged in the territories and that a certain percentage of all sales within the territories shall go to fund public schooling within the territory. this, however led to an extremely loccalized standard of shool funding. a poor area, which doesn't sell much would have a much poorer(and lower standards) school than a merchant hub which has a better funded school.