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How did the northwest ordinance of 1787 affect education in the northwest territory?

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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.