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Public education today is a product of more than a century of reform and revision. In each era, visionary individuals have taken the lead and transformed the system to meet their ideals. Below are some of the women and men who have shaped our experience of school. Click on an image to see their story.

Horace Mann
Catherine Beecher
John Dewey
Albert Shanker
Jose Angel Gutiérrez
E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
John Joseph Hughes
Booker T. Washington
Ellwood Cubberley
Linda Brown Thompson
Deborah Meier


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