This wraps up our 10 graduates. But several notable Americans also greatly supported the movement.
Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the first practical telephone, helped create the first Montessori school in Canada. Thomas Edison, inventor of the incandescent light bulb, kickstarted four such schools. And PBS host Fred "Mister" Rogers pushed for expanding Montessori education.
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