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Horace Mann and tax

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Horace Mann and tax-supported education The fact that average citizens could not afford to send their children to school outraged  Horace Mann , a Massachusetts educator now called the “father of American  education.” To solve this problem, in 1837 he proposed that taxes be used to support  schools and that the Massachusetts government establish schools throughout the state.  These “common schools” proved such a success that the idea spread rapidly to other  states. Mann's idea coincided with a nation about to undergo industrialization and  increasing demands from labor unions to educate their children. The Industrial  Revolution generated a need for a more specialized, educated work force. It also  created more jobs, which brought more immigrants. Political leaders feared that too 
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