The Relation of the National Government to Public Education: an Address Delivered Before the National Teachers' Association at Clevland, Ohio, Aug. 17, 1870

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Educational gazette publishing Company, 1870 - Education and state - 24 pages

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Page 5 - State should therefore establish the principle that the property of the State should educate the children of the State.
Page 5 - ... facilitating the intercourse between the distant parts of our country by a due attention to the post-office and post-roads. Nor am I less persuaded that you will agree with me in opinion that there is nothing which can better deserve your patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
Page 8 - Within the last few years I have personally visited both the Naval Academy at Annapolis and the Military Academy at West Point, and during the five years of my membership in that at first much over-advertised and lately too much forgotten institution the Naval Consulting Board of the United States I have had the opportunity of meeting many officers of both services. These officers are always extremely agreeable gentlemen, accustomed...
Page 5 - Amongst the motives to such an institution, the assimilation of the principles, opinions, and manners of our countrymen, by the common education of a portion of our youth from every quarter, well deserves attention. The more homogeneous our citizens can be made in these particulars, the greater will be our prospect of permanent union ; and a primary object of such a national institution should be, the education of our youth in the science of government.
Page 3 - I thank God there are no free schools or printing presses, and I hope we shall not have any these hundred years ; " and the latter, " One-fourth of the annual revenue of the colony is laid out in maintaining free schools for the education of our children.
Page 4 - Since then Congress has repeatedly granted land and money for the encouragement of education. The education bill would extend this principle. by authorizing further Federal appropriations to be used by the States in the solution of five specific educational problems fundamental to worthy citizenship...
Page 4 - Mr. Charles Pinckney, of South Carolina, on the 29th of May and the 18th of August, and subsequently Mr. Madison, of Virginia, submitted propositions " to provide for the establishment of a National University at the. seat of government," "for the advancement of useful knowledge," " and the promotion of agriculture, commerce, trades and manufactures.
Page 10 - Take away education, and what are your means ? Military force, prisons, solitary cells, penal colonies, gibbets — all the other apparatus of penal laws. If, then, there be an end to which Government is bound to attain — if there are two ways only of attaining it — if one of those ways is by elevating the moral and intellectual character of the people, and if the other way is by inflicting pain, who can doubt which way every Government ought to take...
Page 4 - religion, morality and knowledge being necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and means of education shall be forever encouraged ;
Page 11 - ... statement is sufficient to secure almost universal assent: 1. It may do all things required for education in the Territories. 2. It may do all things required for education in the District of Columbia. 3. It may also do all things required by its treaties with and its obligations to the Indians. 4. The National Government may also do all that its international relations require in regard to education. 5. The National Government may use either the public domain or the money received from its sale...

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