Reform Movements: Education Reform

Reform Movements: Education Reform

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  • "Of all our faculties, the memory for words was the only one specially appealed to." 
  • Today, we will be reading...
  • Do you believe there are issues in regard to the education system?
  • No, I do not think there seems to be an issue. 
  • Horace Mann's education consisted of eight to ten weeks a year of sitting in tight rows on benches, and learning from a teacher barley out of their teens. 
  • "Education does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward toward the rich; it prevents them from being poor."
  • School days were minimal, the majority of the year consisted of haying, planting, and plowing. 
  • May we discuss issues regarding the education system?
  • Yes!
  • In attempts to pursue a high education, Mann taught himself information needed to succeed. 
  • "I beseech you to treasure up in your hearts these my parting words: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
  • Mann's goal was to educate all Americans. He wanted more Americans to qualify to vote and make wise decisions about their government. 
  • Mann's approach to succeeding his ideal education system was altering the professional conversation regarding education and change the approach in which teachers were trained. 
  • Maan accomplished his mission in improving the education system. He fought for others to have the necessity of education. Mann built the foundation of a tuition-free public school system.
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