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Spradling, Rick – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
American public school education was founded, in large measure, on the ideals of Horace Mann's leadership of Massachusetts schools in the 1800s. Later in that same century, private schools began to emerge and serve those disaffected with Mann's "common schools," and tension between publicly funded and privately paid education arose. This…
Descriptors: Educational History, Public Education, Private Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Berkman, James S. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
While attending the Klingenstein Center's Heads of Schools Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, fellows studied Horace Mann's nineteenth-century vision for a "common school" that would unite all citizens; they considered whether this model is still best suited to serve a democratic society and questioned how current…
Descriptors: Democracy, School Choice, Principals, Role of Education
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Copeland, Mo – Schools: Studies in Education, 2009
Horace Mann's vision of a common school to educate American children has not been realized. Instead, our country is experimenting with many different kinds of schools: charters, independents, parochials, and magnets, to name a few. These schools fill a particular niche for families, with the potential to focus education to the needs of each child.…
Descriptors: Public Education, Equal Education, Charter Schools, Parochial Schools
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Warren, Earl – Schools: Studies in Education, 2007
This article explains the court decision on the "Brown v. Board of Education" lawsuit. In this case, there are findings that the Negro and white schools involved have been equalized, or are being equalized, with respect to buildings, curricula, qualifications and salaries of teachers, and other "tangible" factors. The Court…
Descriptors: Equal Education, State Legislation, Court Litigation, Educational Facilities