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nfirmed by the researches of Dr. Hinsdale, whose conclusion we can adopt. He found that down to 1835, there is no direct evidence showing that American educators were acquainted with what had been done in Europe for the training of teachers. Hinsdale's Horace Mann, pp. 146-7. There had been, however, from time to time, expressions more or less formal, that teachers should be fitted for their work, for the reason that teaching is a profession, and requires special training, as does any oting condition, thus proving Carter's appreciation of what was needed. Later, as a member of the Legislature, he strove earnestly for the cause of education, as we shall see presently. Barnards Journal of Education, Vol. V, pp. 407-416; also Hinsdale's Mann. p. 52; Martin's Public School System, p. 147. But there was one thing lacking to set the work going, namely, the arousing of public sentiment to demand action that would lead to better teachers and better schools, and to this work,