Friday, May 15, 2015

Origin: Education Reform

The middle-class people realized that without a public education system, the nation would fall into the hands of poor and uneducated people and they pushed to a a tax supported free schools.  This caused an increase of education during the 1830's and thus began the movement to create a universal public school system.  This reform was focusing on educating more children in the nation so the nation won't fall into the hands of uneducated people.  The most important contributor to the education reform was Horace Mann who formed the basis of the education system, from extending the school year to enriching the curriculum.  This reform started in the early 1830's before the Civil War.  This reform addressed the needs of a education system by placing new public schools in states and allowing more children into schools to get the education they need.  



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