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“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity”

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That quote is a famous one from the last commencement speech giving by Horace Mann, the father of free, universal public education in the United States.

You can read more of what he said here.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. I am currently enrolled in the History of American Education as part of my Educational Leadership program. Horace Mann has certainly been influential on the public education system. We have a lot to thank him for. Great quote!

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