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By Steve Bailey
Globe Columnist / July 4, 2007

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In an Independence Day address in 1823, Horace Mann, the father of American public education, outlined for the first time his core beliefs that education, the intelligent use of the ballot, and religious freedom are the keys to preserving the nation's liberties. Born in Franklin, he gave that signature speech in Dedham, where he had just opened his first law ... (Full article: 636 words)

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