Horace Mann

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The Origins of the American Public Education System: Horace Mann & the Prussian Model of Obedience

Horace Mann

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one of Horace Manns Quotes

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.

-Horace Mann


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Things to know

Horace Mann was born on May 4, 1796 in Franklin, Massachusetts. He
served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate before his appointment as the Massachusetts secretary of education.
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The Educational Reform Movement Begins

While Mann served in the Senate, the Massachusetts education system, with a history going back to 1647, was suffering, and the quality of education was deteriorating.In 1837 the state created the nation’s first board of education, with Mann as its secretary.
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