Saturday, April 12, 2008

Horace Mann prophecy watch

Horace Mann, generally regarded as the father of America’s current public school system, once prophesied: "Let the Common School ... be worked with the efficiency of which it is susceptible, and nine tenths of the crimes in the penal code would become obsolete; the long catalogue of human ills would be abridged." As The Oklahoman reminds us today ('Tulsa thinks schools need more policing'), it's not exactly working out that way.

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