Shocking Facts about the father of the current American school system

Horace Mann invented the school in 1837.

Horace Mann was born on May 4, 1796, in Franklin, Massachusetts.

Mann was born into a poor family and grew up in poverty.

Mann believed in a society where education should be available for every child, funded by local taxes.

When he became the Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education.

He introduced the current education system.

In which teachers give education to a group of children in one place called a school.

He is also known as the father of the Common School Movement.

He died on August 2, 1859, in Yellow Springs, Ohio.