Educational Reform

19th century

WHY?

-The significance of this reform was to have more children receive the education that they deserved

-Basically at this point in time only the rich children were getting a good education while the poor children would maybe go to school 10 weeks out of the year.

-The education reform changed that so that ALL children would get an equal education

-This created public schools

Horace Mann

-Aka “Father of American public schools”

-Wanted every child to get an equal education so he led the education reformation and pushed for public schooling.