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!
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.
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.