Education Reform, 1820-1860Before the reforms for education began, schooling was less than perfect. There were few public schools, teachers had little education and pay, and most children, especially the ones living in the city, were lucky if they attended school at all. This being said, it was time to take some action to change these things for the better.
As long as our taxes are supporting something we want to improve, then yes!
Horace Mann spoke out on the need for public education, convincing citizens to vote to pay taxes towards building better schools and giving teachers higher salaries and better training.
We must take action for a new and better future for our students! Are you willing to contribute to that?
After the reform, most white children attended public schools and shortly after that, most colleges admitted female students. However, Horace Mann knew that there was still a lot to be done to increase educational opportunities for women and African Americans.