Education was not big back in the early 1800's. It was extremely common for multiple children to be working in factory in order to help support their family.
Because even the uneducated citizens get votes. We need those lower class men to vote for the right presidents-and what better way than to teach them?
Eventually, the American Aristocrats began to favor public education.
At first, public schools were a big mess. They had as many as 60 people in one small building, students of all ages and skill levels, and the teachers would commonly know not much more than the students.
Now class, settle down, let's get to...multiplication? I don't know how to do that...
Horace Mann, a Whig politician, set out to reform schools all over the nation. He established that education should be a right for every person in the country, and built many free public schools. Mann also pioneered the reform to professionally train teachers.
Horace Mann High School
There is a high school dedicated to Horace Mann in Mew York.
Noah Webster, a publisher, created new textbooks that helped straighten out school curriculum and standardize the english language. He is referenced to as the "Father of American Scholarship and Education.
These textbooks will revolutionize schools everywhere!
What IS this place? Another classroom?
Thanks to these and many other reforms, education is now a staple in every American's life.
I guess so. But I sure do like this one better than the other one!