The Republic and the School: The Education of Free Men

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Teachers College, Columbia University, 1957 - Education - 112 pages
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Horace Mann was one of the chief architects of the compulsory, government school system in America. His zeal in creating a statist system overwhelmed the teachers at the time who vehemently opposed his vision.
We are living today with a less and less educated populace because of men like him.
The schooling system he implemented, which was later taken across the nation, came from the state of Prussia. This Prussian model was the one that eventually lead to the government school system of Germany. It only took a few generations to lead to Adolf Hitlers election.
Germany's compulsory school law was instituted at that time.
The government should never be allowed to indoctrinate a nation's youth.
 

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HORACE MANNS LEGACY By Lawrence A Cremin
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First Annual Report 1837
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Third Annual Report 1839
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