Mann pushed moral education as a reason for the public school, yet wanted to remove religion. Sectarian clashes between Protestants and Catholics fueled the controversy. Labor reformers wanted public schools, but as a means of levelling the economic playing field rather than as a moral force.
My second book in the Across the Great Divide series has launched. For insights into the writing process, and the book itself, check out this interview with Danielle Apple. https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geJGs7btlfi1QAlQdXNyoA;_ylu=Y29sbwNiZjEEcG9zAzEEdnRpZANCMjk0NF8xBHNlYwNzcg–/RV=2/RE=1608113852/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fwww.danielleapple.com%2f2020%2f12%2f15%2fauthor-interview-michael-ross%2f/RK=2/RS=I7ZLqMjfRPmZZWlFsWNvcuY92AE-
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