Old School Still Matters

Old School Still Matters

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Despite dramatic, sweeping changes in recent decades, a strong case can be made for guiding the reformation of contemporary public education in the United States on common school ideology of the nineteenth century. The author argues that the common school remains a public institution capable of preparing America's youth to contribute to the community in a positive manner, and that education must be treated at a public good where all childrena€”regardless of social classa€”have a right to a quality education. The work includes a thorough overview of Horace Mann's writings on Ka€“12 public education that support the common school ideala€”concepts that are over 150 years old, yet still highly relevant today.Lessons from History to Reform Public Education in America Brian L.. ... instrumental figure in the evolution of universal public schools in the United States was Horace Mann (1796a€“1859). ... In 1819, he graduated with high honors from Brown and entered the law office of J. J. Fiske in Wrentham, Massachusetts, for a fewanbsp;...

Title:Old School Still Matters
Author:Brian L.. Fife
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2013-08-12


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