Horace Mann and the Common School Movement

Breaking Barriers in Education

[First Normal School in America, Lexington, Mass, Colorized, Boston Public Library, 1930]

The Common School Movement — led by Massachusetts legislator Horace Mann from the 1830s to the 1850s — caused a major shift in societal views on education, leading to the implementation of compulsory education. These events broke barriers that restricted access to education in the United States, paving the way for public education for all.

Mani Chadaga, Akshay Nambudiripad, Kalid Ali, Simon Mulrooney

Horace Mann and the Common School Movement

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