uch great momentum that he was needed to guide it by explaining just what was needed.
Up and down the state he went, two thousand miles in his chaise, and over into New Hampshire and Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania, ever ringing the changes on his maxim: As is the teacher, so is the school, stating the facts about what the system had actually wrought in Prussia, and urging the people to adopt the same successful system here.
When the Legislature met in January, 1838, the next winter after the Board of Education had been established, the subject of normal schools was in the air and something had to be done.
The Legislature wished to hear arguments, and Horace Mann, as secretary, first addressed them.
The second address was by Mr. Brooks on Normal Schools and School Reform.
The governor's message recommended normal schools, and when a private citizen anonymously, through Horace Mann as secretary, offered the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ten thousa