editorial | BRIDGEWATER STATE
Teachers’ college to the world
Bridgewater State University traces its roots back to 1840, before the United States had a formal system to educate children. At the urging of the great education pioneer Horace Mann, Massachusetts’ top education official at the time, the first teachers’ colleges in America were formed. Bridgewater, which started in the basement of the town hall, was one of them. Now, it is proudly making its mark on the international stage, spreading knowledge of teaching to the developing world.