National Teacher of the Year, Happy Birthday Horace Mann

From the NY Times:

“President Obama recognized Jahana Hayes as National Teacher of the Year on Tuesday. He said the Connecticut teacher had grown up surrounded by poverty and crime and was inspired by her own teachers to imagine a better life. Read more about Jahana here.

Horace Mann, one of the greatest public education advocates was born 220 years ago today.

Mann started the Common School Movement to build a system of mass education, paid for by local taxes, to assimilate immigrants and create a national identity, so that children could become productive citizens.”

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Posted: May 4th, 2016