It was the Mid-1800's and Gerald (a poor business man) had a problem. He wanted to send his children to school so that they would have the opportunity of a better life. Unfortunately only the wealthy and the privileged got to go to school.
Education Reform Movement?
One of the major issues concerning school was his inability to pay for it. Gerald was in debt, so he couldn't even take out a loan to cover the funds. He had always wondered what it would be like if he was wealthy.
The other issue was that his daughter, Sara, wouldn't be able to go because at the time woman weren't allowed to go to school.
Luckily for Gerald a man named Horace Mann came along and started the Education Reform Movement. Mann worked long and hard to make sure that every child had an opportunity at an education.
Thanks to Horace Mann many people now have the opportunity of going to school whether you are rich or poor, allowing many oppertunities for the future. Gerald was finally able to give his son the education that he needed!
This effected our educatiuon today in a way that brought the need of attention towards our education department, and soon laws were made that children had to have some form of education. Eventually a law was made stating that women too can go to school and be successful in future years to come.