Horace Mann

Father of American Education Horace Mann Full Name: Horace Mann


Profession: Father of American Education
Why Famous: Arguing that universal public education was the best way to turn the nation's unruly children into disciplined, judicious republican citizens, he won widespread approval for building public schools. Most states adopted one version or another of the system he established.

Born: May 4, 1796
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

Died: August 2, 1859 (aged 63)

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