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.
Brown vs. Board of Education This is from a Facebook post in 2018, but seems appropriate right now to repeat. Do you know… Linda Brown?In 1954, Linda Carol Brown(February 20, 1943 – March 25, 2018) was just an 11-year-old schoolgirl … Continued
Horace Mann and Henry Barnard We’ve traced the beginnings of education in America through the seventeenth and eighteenth century, and shown how the genesis was in New England, Virginia, and Louisiana. Public schools had Christian roots, as the clergy and … Continued
First in a series on the history of education In America today, the idea of compulsory government run education is widely accepted, and mandated by law – or is it? In this series we will examine the history of education, … Continued