Horace Mann and the Education Reform

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  • I wish I didn't have to farm and I could go to school longer than 10 weeks.
  • Thank you so much, sir. I have big ideas for the future.
  • I must spread the news!
  • When Horace Mann was a boy, he had to work on his family farm for most of the year. He went to school for a short amount of time throughout that. This was how it was for most kids that were poor in the 1800s.
  • I love school!
  • Me too!!!!
  • In 1837, Mann became the Secretary of Massachusetts' Board of Education. His major ambition was to have funded public schools and better trained teachers.
  • I would love to see my dreams become a reality.
  • While working in 1838, Horace Mann started a biweekly journal called, "Common School Journal." The articles helped to lecture teachers and people in the community.
  • 5+8=13
  • 1839- The first publicly funded school is founded in Lexington, Massachusetts, with the help of Mann.
  • As Horace Mann was becoming more known, he became the president at Antioch College in 1853.
  • Free public schooling was finally a thing in 1918 in most states. Thanks to Horace Mann, many kids and teachers were lucky to have greater schools.
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