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Tax supported primary schools were scarce in the early years of the Republic Aristocrats felt that it was not there concern to educate the lower class 1They felt that their children would grow up with brats 2They were afraid that poor children would be armed with votes Tax-supported public education triumphed between 1825-1850 1Laborers demanded instruction for their children 2Rising manhood suffrage aided the tax-supported public education The average schoolhouse was one room one stove one teacher and eight grades The schools stayed open only a few months of the year Most school teachers were men who were ill tempered and ill paid They commonly practiced physical abuse The subjects were 1Reading 2Writing 3Arithmetic Horace Mann-a brilliant graduate of Brown University a Secretary of the Massachusetts board of Education He campaigned for better schoolhouses longer school terms and higher pay for teachers 1His influence moved into other states 2Changes were made Education was still expressive and considered a luxury In 1860 the nation counted 100 high schools and 1000000 illiterate white adults Black slaves in the south were forbidden to learn reading and writing Noah Webster improved textbooks readers the books also promoted patriotism Noah Webster was the schoolmaster of the republic William H McGuffey- He published grade school readers in the 1830s He books were knows as McGuffys Readers The Second Great Awakening led to the development of small Liberal Arts colleges in the South and West 1The did not provide a good education 2They were for show and to make America look better The colleges taught 1Latin 2Greek 3Mathematics 4Moral Philosophy The first state supported university began in the south North Carolina in 1795 Jefferson designed the University of Virginia Womans higher education was frowned upon in the early 19th century In the 1820s a small advances in womans education was made Emma Willard-Established the Troy Female seminary Oberlin College in Ohio in 1837 opened their doors
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