Horace Mann High School

The abandoned Horace Mann High School in the Gary, Indiana was open to students from 1928 to 2004.  The school is named after renowned educational reformer “Horace Mann” who was adamant about creating a school system that provided public funding for schools regardless of sex or race., while also promoting the use of accredited teachers who focused on teaching the youth of America about the democratic ideals of what our country was built upon.  At inception, Mann’s ideal education system was considered extremely radical, although now it would be difficult for anyone to change his ideas of a proper education.


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