Happy Birthday, Horace Mann, a oeFath...

Happy Birthday, Horace Mann, a oeFather of American Educationa

There are 4 comments on the findingDulcinea story from May 3, 2009, titled Happy Birthday, Horace Mann, a oeFather of American Educationa. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

Horace Mann was an educational pioneer. At a time when many saw considerable problems in U.S. education, he stepped forward to address the issues, serving as an advocate for teachers, creating libraries and promoting equal education for everyone.

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KnowledgeHunter

Maitland, FL

#1 May 4, 2009
I remember Horace Mann from school about 50 years ago. At that times he got a very short mention and I don't know if he is mentioned at all in US schools today. His work on the value of education and libraries should not be overlooked. His rise from basically uneducated to a college graduate, congressman, college president and founder of public schools are certainly a prime example of "yes I can" and an inspriration to all who want to better themselves and their fellow man.
idk

Fond Du Lac, WI

#2 Oct 12, 2009
hey , i didn't read it
Janet

Irrigon, OR

#3 Oct 12, 2009
I love reading these "rags to riches" stories.
Anita

New York, NY

#4 Oct 12, 2009
Janet wrote:
I love reading these "rags to riches" stories.
Indeed! particularly considering one of the preppiest new york private schools is named after him :)

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