Education Reform

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Education Reform

Education Reform

Horace Mann

Horace Mann was a highly educated and idealistic graduate of Brown University. When he was secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education, he campaigned effectively for more and better schoolhouses, longer school terms, higher pay for teachers, and an expanded curriculum.

Goals:tax-supported educationeducation for femalesorganized curriculumbetter trained teachers

Middle-class reformers called for tax-supported education, arguing to business leaders that the new economic order needed educated workers.

Education reform was more successful in the North because the Southern elite were opposed to educating the poor in fear of losing their superiority.

Later in the 19th century, after the civil war, education reform was heavily directed towards the African American population.

Catherine Beecher, Emma Willard, & Mary Lyons were female educators who helped spearhead the female education reform

Maddie Barnett6th period


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