Schools in the 1700s were considered a privilege for only people who are rich. For the children of the poor, there were 'dame' schools, usually run by a woman. So for boys and girls that were poor, they only got taught reading and writing, but rich kids got taught everything.
But now rich or poor you have to go to school and you get taught Math, Science, S.S, Ela plus gym, art, Spanish and sports.
We also have technology to help us look up stuff that we need help with. look up things that we don't or want to learn and need to know for school