Sarmiento was an outstanding intellectual, and paid much attention to the development of education during his presidency. Before becoming president, he spent many years traveling abroad and studying different educational systems in Europe, North America and South America.
In 1862, Sarmiento was elected governor of San Juan. While serving as governor, he passed the Statutory Law of Public Education, making the first step toward education reforms in Argentina. Six years later, he was elected president and became able to carry out education reforms at the state level.
Sarmiento paid special attention to education for children and women. He increased educational subsidies, established 800 educational and military institutions. His reforms enabled 100,000 children to attend school.
Sarmiento died on September 11, 1888. His death anniversary was declared as Teachers' Day in the 1940s to honor his memory and work.Remind me with Google Calendar
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