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Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it.

Joseph Lancaster

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It oversaw Mexican public schools until 1890 in conjunction with the Federal Directorate of Public Instruction when a series of educational reforms replaced it with the Pestalozzian or Oswego method of object lessons (objective education) developed by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. He opened a school in Montreal but his attempts to obtain funding floundered and he moved back to the United States. There is only one Lancasterian schoolroom built to the exacting specifications of Lancaster himself remaining in the world.

For the Florida Supreme Court Justice see Joseph B. Lancaster

Joseph Lancaster (25 November 1778 – 23 October 1838) was an English Quaker and public education innovator.

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