Common Sense Schools: The Origins of American Public Education

It’s odd to see the statue still standing there outside the Massachusetts State House, blithely repeating the myth that Horace Mann was the “Father of the American Public School System.” It’s even stranger to see that myth reprinted by journalists and scholars who should know better. Historians such as Carl Kaestle, William J. Reese, Kabria … More Common Sense Schools: The Origins of American Public Education