American Educational Year-book for 1857: Comprising an Almanac, Educational Statistics, Teachers' Directory, Etc

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James Robinson and Company, 1857 - Almanacs, American - 192 pages

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Page 66 - ... convenient instruction of youth, with such salaries to the masters, paid by the public, as may enable them to instruct at low prices...
Page 32 - ... it shall be the duty of legislatures and magistrates, in all future periods of this commonwealth, to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them; especially the university at Cambridge, public schools and grammar schools in the towns...
Page 43 - The fund, called the School Fund, shall remain a perpetual fund, the interest of which shall be inviolably appropriated to the support and encouragement of the public, or common schools throughout the state, and for the equal benefit of all the people thereof. The value and amount of said fund shall, as soon as practicable, be ascertained in such manner as the General Assembly may prescribe, published, and recorded in the...
Page 17 - That the selectmen of every town in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see, first, that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach by themselves or others, their children and apprentices so much learning, as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws, upon penalty of twenty shillings for each neglect therein...
Page 19 - As a theory, it could have been refuted and silenced by a more formidable array of argument and experience than was ever marshaled against any other opinion of human origin. But time has ratified its soundness.
Page 56 - The legislature shall, as soon as conveniently may be, provide, by law, for the establishment of schools throughout the State, in such manner that the poor may be taught gratis.
Page 74 - ... such lands as are, or hereafter may be granted by the United States, to this state, for the use of schools...
Page 48 - The proceeds of all lands belonging to this state, except such parts thereof as may be reserved or appropriated to public use, or ceded to the United States, •which shall hereafter be sold or disposed of, together with the fund denominated the common school fund, shaft be and remain a perpetual fund ; the interest of which shall be inviolably appropriated and applied to the support of common schools throughout this state.
Page 69 - The free school system has failed. This fact has been announced by several of my predecessors, and there is scarcely an intelligent person in the State who doubts that its benefits are perfectly insignificant, in comparison with the expenditure. Its failing is owing to the fact, that it does not suit our people or our government, and it can never be remedied.

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