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Education Reform . Jasmine Lucio , Juanita Mendez, Alex Gordillo. Pre-Reform:. Originally students were taught by their parents Blacks were forbidden to learn to read and write in the South and rarely in the North 19 th century ½ of kids never went to school

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Education reform

Education Reform

Jasmine Lucio, Juanita Mendez, Alex Gordillo


Pre reform
Pre-Reform:

Originally students were taught by their parents

Blacks were forbidden to learn to read and write in the South and rarely in the North

19th century ½ of kids never went to school

Idea of public school began in 1840-1850


Taxation for education
Taxation for Education

Wealthy families funded most public schools

(1825-1850) Strong support for tax supported education

Local property tax to finance public education

Free education was important for democracy

Schools were very inefficient


Noah webster 1758 1843 school master of the republic
Noah Webster(1758-1843)“School Master of the Republic”

  • Created the American Dictionary of 1828

  • Wrote grammatical institute of the English language

  • Before the Dictionary people wrote words anyway they wanted


Girls education
Girls Education

  • Women education was looked down upon because they believed they wouldn’t be ready for marriage

  • Should concentrate on

    - needlework

    - music

    - painting

  • Sarah Pierce disagreed

    - created a school for girls

    - schools existed for 4 decades (1792-1833)

    - 3,000 students from 15 states


Horace mann 1796 1859 father of the common school movement
Horace Mann(1796-1859)“Father of the Common School Movement”

Background:

Born in Massachusetts

Lawyer and Senator

1837 - elected secretary of the Massachusetts board of education

Passion:

Improving public schools became his life's work

Common School would be a great equalizer for society

Started Common School Movement in Massachusetts


Mann s six principles of education
Mann’s six principles of education

  • Citizens cannot maintain both ignorance and freedom

  • This education should be paid for, controlled, and maintained by the public

  • This education should be provided by the school that embrace children from varying background;

  • This education must be nonsectarian;

  • This education must be taught using tenets of a free society;

  • This education must be produced by well trained, professional teachers


Reference
Reference

  • Liberty for All by Joy Hakim

  • www.Boundless.com

  • www.Biography.com

  • www.Slideshare.net


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