If Thomas Jefferson and Horace Mann were to sit and have a discussion over a cup of tea, what viewpoints on education would they have in common? Thomas Jefferson and Horace Mann believed that any being, within the qualified circumstances, has the ability to advance. The act of distributing and acquiring general knowledge, developing the power of reasoning and judgment otherwise known as Education is an imperative factor in one’s life. It keeps us from being ignorant to important aspects that surround us on a day to day basis. Furthermore, it betters people as a whole, emotionally, mentally and socially. There was no doubt in neither Thomas Jefferson’s mind nor Horace Mann, because between these two men, adjustments were made in which revolutionized the education program. One of Jefferson’s main point of view was creating a “More General Diffusion of Knowledge” which basically was a plan for allowing academically capable students receive an education, but at a public expense. Not only did Mann agree to Jefferson’s movement but he exceptionally improved Jefferson’s movement. Mann enlarged Jefferson’s development in equality in Education for common children as well as wealthy; higher education was no longer reserved for the wealthy or for those who could afford it. Not only did he advance that, but Mann created “Normal Schools” to prepare average adults to be teachers. If they were able to discuss their developments in Education I believe that Thomas Jefferson would be proud of the actions Horace Mann has taken
Working to establish nonreligious public schools to provide common education to all citizens
Preparing Students for an effective citizenship
Evolving Public School Funding and Taxation
Endorsing all states to have passed the Compulsory Attendance Law in 1930 (Required by law that children roughly between ages six and seventeen must attend a public, private or parochial school)
Nevertheless, Mann and Jefferson would be very interested in each other accomplishments. Jefferson would be proud and Mann would be appreciative to have met the man who advocated for free public education in Virginia Public Schools.
Writing Assignment 2: Describe how Brown V.S Board of Education laid the ground work for Title IX, the 1974 Bilingual Education Act, and Public Law 94-142 ?
When one speaks up defending something or someone that they believe in, not only does that person carry pugnacity and courage, but their actions, regardless if they're positive or negative, begins a continuation of effects towards others. Segregation is partially derived from the fear of the unknown and not willing to understand, in other words, Ignorance. Dividing or excluding one of different race was sought to be wrong within the Board of Education. Undisputedly The Supreme Court believed that it was unconstitutional for Racial Segregation to exist within Public Schools. Before The Brown V.S Board court case, attempts for African Americans to receive education began as early as the 1700s. Slave or free and of Native American descent had Educational Opportunities. In 1704 Elias Neau had begun a school in New York of African and Native Americans. This school in particular was sponsored by the Church of England to help convert people to Christianity. Further into the 1700s Quaker leaders Anthony Benezet and William Penn established schools in the middle colonies. Unfortunately these efforts did not represent a mainstream of educations nor did the issues of segregation and unequal funding to this day have diminished. This is just evidence that important figures of the time recognized the inequalities that existed. This uprising within inequalities began the brown V.S board protest. It begun in Virginia with students within the States unequal status in the Education Program. Many African American students desired to be admitted into public school which sanctioned and made it vital that there would be segregation based solely on one's