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  • Subject is exactly "education reform"
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In Addams' speech before the National Conference of Charities and Correction, she forcefully argues for child labor reform as well as increased education. The speech, given on May 10 in Richmond, VA, was published in the proceedings.
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Addams gave this speech at a public meeting held by the Society for the Promotion of Industrial Education, at Cooper Union, along with Henry Pritchett, Frank Vanderlip, Frederick Fish, Nicholas Murray Butler, Frank P. Sargent, and others.…

Prosser asks Addams for advice in selecting a woman to work for the National Society for the Promotion of Industrial Education.

McCarthy sends Addams information (not found) about a bill related to the use of schoolhouses.
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Addams discusses the importance of manual training to the education of immigrant children, using examples from Hull-House and the labor museum.

Addams sends Blaine a copy of a speech that Addams heard on education reform.

Jones asks Addams to give a lecture at her convenience and updates her on a high school.

Lindsey asks Addams for a copy of a report, and talks about other School Board topics.

Haley wishes to imbue to Addams that she is passionate about the plight of the public school and that she wishes to do everything she can to save this last piece of democracy she sees.
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Addams comments about child labor, pointing out the difference between the educational opportunities child workers had a generation ago versus those working in factories in 1903.

Pettit writes to Addams about her trip to the Kentucky mountains to visit the mountain schools.
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Robins commits $20,000 of her father's fortune to helping remedy the issue of public schools.

Robins commits $20,000 of her father's fortune to helping remedy the issue of public schools.

Sidwell writes to Addams concerning her house, worth $3,000, being placed into her will under Addams' name, asking that the money used to help girls receive a college education.

Gompers writes regarding the American education system and its attitude towards children and labor. He requests that Addams send him any information relevant to the issue.

Armstrong writes to Addams about the differences between gender segregated and non-segregated classes and how women and men teach these classes differently.

Kelley discusses a plan to keep children in school until the age of fourteen, and news of her children's summer plans.
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