education reform


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  • Public schools, the few that there were, were taught by men that were untrained.
  • The idea of tax supported, mandatory schools was opposed until support rose because uneducated children would be disorderly later on.
  • Horace Mann, a representative in the House, decided he wanted to change the education system.
  • All children deserve education!
  • Mann fought for better schools and is known as the "Father of Public Education".
  • Mann also believed education should be free, going along with the idea of a tax supported school system.
  • Education should be free!
  • In Massachusetts, Mann lengthened the school year to 6 months and made improvements to the school curriculum.
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