EDUCATION REFORM 1800's
BY: Ben Brookover, Nick Bade, Bradley Johnson
- Horace Mann (1796-1859) “Father of the Common School”
- Created a 6 month minimum school year
-He campaigned in Massachusetts for better school houses, longer school terms, expanded curriculum and higher pay for teachers.
- His ideals spread to other, mostly northern states.
Noah Webster (1758-1843) “School Master of the Republic”
-Created American dictionary of 1828-Wrote Grammatical Institute of the English Language.
John Joseph Hughes (1797-1864)
Catherine Beech (1800-1878)
-Pushed for women’s education in schools.
Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
-Wanted education and raised social/economic status for African Americans.
Important Things to Know
Wealthy families funded most public schools.
Text books promoted Patriotism
Teachers taught only the 3 R’s: “Readin’, Ritin’, and Rithmetic”
Teachers were ill-tempered, ill-paid, and were ill-trained
from 1825-1850 there was a strong support for tax supported education
Schools were inefficient
Modern Day Education Reform
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an educational initiative that tells what K-12 students should know in English and math at the end of every grade. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). This is an attempt to set an education standard across states. This is believed to help high school students that graduate are prepared for classes that would be in a 2 or 4 year college.
Some of the Important people
- Bowers, Kristina. "Educational Reform (1790 - 1860)." Educational Reform (1790 - 1860). 6 Nov. 2011. Web. 13 Nov. 2014. .
- "Horace Mann and American Education Reform." Horace Mann and Education Reform. Web. 13 Nov. 2014. <http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/library/education/horace-mann-and-american-education-reform>.
- "Read the Standards." Home. Web. 13 Nov. 2014. <http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/>.