Cyrus Peirce: Crusader For American Public Education
Sunday, January 25, 2:00 PM
CYRUS PEIRCE: CRUSADER FOR AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION
Cyrus Peirce, eponym of the Peirce School in West Newton, is the father of teacher education in the United States. He was chosen by Horace Mann as the director of the Lexington Normal School (which later moved to West Newton), where Peirce wrote and taught the first curriculum for professional teachers in the U.S. Join former teacher Barbara White in learning about the powerful foes Peirce had to fight in the course of his endeavor to improve American education. Besides being a progressive educator, Peirce was a dedicated abolitionist, peace activist and supporter of women's rights.
Refreshments to follow. Co-sponsored by the First Unitarian Society in Newton.
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