John Adams, our second president, who served in the executive office from 1797 to 1801, was an early American proponent of public education.
“The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves.”
– John Adams, September 10, 1785
I think funding by charitable corporations and foundations can fall under this preclusion, as well. Perhaps we should get back to our roots…