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  • MynameisHorace MannandIwantto fixtheproblems withschoolsin America
  • ThisisHoraceMann,heledthereforminpublicschools.There wereproblemswithschoolsinAmericalikehoeblackscouldn'tgo topublicschoolsorhowWomencouldn'tgetintomostuniversities.
  • Thisneedstostop.I shalldosomething.
  • Inmostschoolskidshadtobeputinoneroomclassesthatwere overcrowdedandhadpoorlyeducatedteachers.Mostkidsonly attendedschooltenweeksoutoftheentireyear.
  • WhenHoraceMannwasn'tinschoolhewasworkingonhisfamily's farm.Mannwasluckytohavethislimitedtimeinschool.wealthy parentssenttherekidstoprivateschoolsorhiredtutors.
  • Allwomenandmen arewelcome.Let's makeeducation betterfor everyone.
  • Sometimestherewereupto60childrenthatwouldattendapart time,oneroomschool.Thereteachershadlittleeducationand littlepay.Mannwantedtochangethat.reformersbelievedthat educationwouldhelpkidsescapepovertyandbecomegoodpeople.
  • Somekidsstoleandsetbuildingsonfirebecauseofpovertyand pooreducation.NewYorksetupelementaryschoolsineverytown asearlyasthe1820's.Mannbecamethestatessupervisorof educationinMassachusetts.hespokeoutandpeoplevotedtopay taxestobuildbetterschools.
  • By1850manystatesdidnotletgirlsintouniversities.statesasfar asIllinoispassedlawstokeepAfricanAmericansout.Inthe1860's whenstatesopenedtherefirstpublicuniversities,mostaccepted womenandgirls.HoraceMannrealizedthatmoreneededtobe donetoincreaseeducationalopportunitiesforwomenandAfrican Americans.In1853hebacamethefirstpresidentofanewcollege formanandwomen.heurgedthemtobeinvolvedinimproving society.
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