What does this say?? Hmm.. I guess I could just teach a bunch of random stuff...
Schools were taught by inexperienced men who were usually illiterate.
I wish I could afford to go to school... but instead, I have to go work in a factory.
Schools were only available for the rich. Poor kids had to go work for small wages in order to support their families and didn't have time for school.
This is all wrong! Schools should be available to every child and have well-trained teachers!
Horace Mann, an advocate of better schools, infrastructure, and asylums, believed in a better education for children because kids are the future.
As part of the Massachusetts Board of Education, Mann spread his ideas about better education. Massachusetts agreed, but he wanted reform for the entire country.
Schools should be payed for with taxes.
Horace Mann initiated the Common School Movement where people all over the country pushed for a better, tax-funded education system that would help children get out of working at such an early age and recieve a quality education.
Because of Horace Mann and other education reformers, schools were now maintained and affordable. Children were taught by trained teachers and were able to get a good education.