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RESEACH PAPER – THE POWER OF EDUCATION HISTORY 2110 wrote, “the great object of the schools-an object dear to the heart of every lover of his kind is, to exercise and to strengthen the minds of the children; to save them from vicious associations and from depraved habits; to lead them to the perception and the love of truth in the exact sciences; to give them a delight in exploring the vast world of natural history, where, at every step, they are surrounded by proofs of the greatness and goodness of God; and thus to prepare them, as far as by any human means they can be prepared, to bring a clearer and stronger mind and less selfish and impure affections, a more ardent love of man and a higher reverence for God, to the decision of those momentous questions of time and eternity which in the last resort each man must not only decide for himself, but must abide the consequences of his decision.” 2 Horace Mann knew that if the majority of people were not educated, the few that were would determine the uneducated peoples’ destiny and even be the reason for their death through hostility and cruelty. In 1837, Horace Mann was serving as a member of the U.S house of representatives and was concerned about this education system; hence, he was instrumental in creating the first ever Board of Education in Massachusetts. He commenced the work that would eventually earn him the title of the father of American Public Education. In his letters, he wrote, “if ever there was a cause, if ever there can be a cause, worthy to be upheld by all of toil or sacrifice that the human heart can endure, it is the cause of Education.” 3 He chose the cause of Education and he is one of the reasons why we have the American Public Education today.
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