The Common School Journal

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Title

The Common School Journal

Publisher

Marsh, Capen & Lyon

Date

November 1838

Coverage

Boston

Subject

Volume 1, number 1

Description

This journal, an early exponent of the common school movement that ultimately led to a radical transformation of the American educational system, was edited by Horace Mann. It advocated that schools should be paid for, controlled, and sustained by an interested public; schools should educate boys and girls from diverse backgrounds; education should be nonsectarian and a reflection of a free society; and teachers should be well-trained professionals.