How Did Horace Mann Contribute To Education

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Bill Gate, a co-founder of Microsoft, used to say, “Life is not fair. Get used to it.” He thinks people are unique and grow up in different environment, so some will have more advantage than other, but based on “From Report of the Massachusetts Board of Education, 1848,” Horace Mann, a Massachusetts legislature in 1827, had different view point as he believed everyone is equal. Mann was born in poverty, but through the hard working, he contributed incredible ideals to education; however, his myth might be not right in the future as his perception was come from his experience and study in nineteenth century, which is not suit with today society. For example, the wealth distribution of his time was different, and his education system was also …show more content…

Horace Mann was born in a farmer family, and his life was depended on the fields and animals, so he lived in poverty during his childhood. As Mann had a dream to change his life, then he started studying, and after many years with the great effort, he got into Brown University in law major. After finishing college, he was elected to work in the Massachusetts legislature. Although Mann was born in disadvantage situation, but as he tried hard, he got what he wished, so he believed everyone could be as same as him, but that’s not true in reality. Today, United State is different from the past as society and culture are more developed and variable as it is fulfill by millions immigrants with different cultures, and it’s also divided into many classes. Some can’t get what they want from the hard working, but it also depends on their race and their past. For example, according to US news, the Pruess high school is most disadvantage schools in California as 99.6 percent students live in the poverty. In America, all the kids have equal chance to go to school, but many students don’t have equal chance to go to the best school because of their poverty. Born in a poor family is a disadvantage, and then going to low rate school is a second challenging to transfer to college, so university is just a dream for some body. In other …show more content…

For example, based on the story “From Under Ground UnderGrads” in the book, “Rereading America”, Veronica Valdez was an illegal immigrant in US when he was 4 years old. Although he was a 4.0 GPA student, it was still really hard for him to transfer to the college, but after getting advice from his teacher, he attended to community college, and then moving on to UCLA. Although he was in one of the best universities in California, but Valdez is still struggling to look for a job after graduation because of his immigrant status. In Valdez’s position, education is not the only factor to “secure” for what he scarified as his life also depended on his past. Today, as same as Valdez, according to The Wall Street Journal, 30 percentages of college graduated students have to work on second jobs in order to pay their loans, and if students, luckily find good jobs, they could pay their debt in 10 years, but most students will suffer in their loans through 20 to 30 years, so many have to work 2 to 3 jobs for paying their loan even though it’s not the job they want. Although Valdez and millions graduated students have a bachelor degree, it won’t “secure” for them a glorious future. “Secure” is just temporary as other may wait and take it away. For instance, Steve Jobs was a

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