Education Reform

Education Reform
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  • Before the Second Great Awakening, schools were based on strong moral, and children could only attend a few days a month
  • After the Second Great Awakening, more schools had opened after adults came to the conclusion that children needed to be more educated
  • Before,classrooms were built poorly constructed, as they had no windows, and were located very far from the students' homes, making their journey to school very difficult
  • In 1837, Horace Mann became the secretary for the BOE and changed the education system. He established schools that helped train teachers, while children were taught by professionals.
  • 1. Citizens cannot maintain ignorance and freedom 2. Education should be paid for by the public 3. Education provided in schools 4.Nonsectarian education 5. Taught with tenets of a free society 6.Provided by professional teachers
  • Horace Mann soon set the 6 principles of public education and demanded that all schools must follow them
  • With the new education system, it gave children more religious training as well as increasing the literacy rate by almost 85 percent, allowing more people to read understand the Bible
  • However, it created problems as well. Most of the problems came from the fact that citizens refused to pay for education, if it wasn't going to help their children, as well as many women were refused to take part in school, which led to many protests and reforms
  • WOMENS RIGHTS!!!
  • FREE EDUCATION!!
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