Children during this time did not receive an education and mostly committed bad crimes while they were not working, such as stealing food.
Haha! Someone left their sandwich here! Free food!
Horace Mann became the state's supervisor of education. The citizens voted to pay taxes to build better schools, to pay teachers higher salaries, and to establish special training schools for teachers.
Raise your hands if you vote for taxes to pay for better education!
Teachers must be trained!
Schools are FREE!
Three basic principles of public education were developed: school should be free and supported by taxes, teachers should be trained, and children should be required to attend school.
African Americans were allowed to attend school. However, they were separated from whites, and their schools did not have as much money as other schools.
Oberlin College in Ohio became the first college to accept women in 1837.
Yay! I'm so excited to learn how to read and write!
Schools for children with disabilities were created. Students with hearing or seeing disabilities were now able to learn like other students.