- It would destroy America's republican principles.
- It would be a tool to increase government power.
- It would spread propaganda and diminish the influence of parents on their children.
23 February 2016
An 1840 Massachusetts Legislature Committee Prediction on a Government-Controlled Education System
In 1840, Horace Mann was pushing the state of Massachusetts to establish a government-run education system after the model of the state-run schools of Prussia and France. A legislative committee upon evaluating this proposal made three predictions: