blogging on education in Worcester, in Massachusetts, and in America
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Happy Birthday, Horace Mann!
"Forts, arsenals, garrisons, armies, navies, are means of security and defence, which were invented in half-civilized times and in feudal or despotic countries; but schoolhouses are the republican line of fortifications, and if they are dismantled and dilapidated, ignorance and vice will pour in their legions through every breach."
The Common School Journal, Vol. III, No. 17 (1 September 1841)