A Visit to Some American Schools and Colleges

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Macmillan and Company, 1867 - Coeducation - 250 pages

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Page 157 - It is ordered 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 158 - ... and it is further ordered, that where any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or householders they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof being able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the university...
Page 160 - The school committee shall require the daily reading of some portion of the Bible...
Page 39 - ... That society is most happy which conforms most strictly to the order of nature as indicated in the family relation, where brother and sister mutually elevate and sustain each other. ... A school for young men becomes a community in itself, with its own standard of morality and its laws of honor; but in a college for both sexes the student will find a public sentiment not so lenient as that of a community of associates needing the same indulgence.
Page 160 - States, shall, besides the schools prescribed in the preceding section, maintain a high school to be kept by a master of competent ability and good morals, who, in addition to the branches of learning before mentioned, shall give instruction in general history, book-keeping, surveying, geometry, natural philosophy, chemistry, botany, the civil polity of the Commonwealth and of the United States, and the Latin language.
Page 160 - ... aforesaid, as they shall judge necessary ; which sums shall be assessed and collected in like manner as other town taxes.
Page 158 - Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to read and write...
Page 158 - And further that all parents and masters do breed and bring up their children and apprentices in some honest, lawful calling, labor, or employment, either in husbandry or some other trade profitable for themselves and the commonwealth, if they will not, nor can not, train them up in learning to fit them for higher employments...
Page 33 - The utmost physical recreation seemed to consist in a country walk, and I doubt if even this was common. This absence of desire for physical sports seems more or less common throughout America...

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