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Page 33 - If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Page 34 - A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or, perhaps, both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Page 33 - A system of general instruction which shall reach every description of our citizens from the richest to the poorest, as it was the earliest, so will it be the latest of all the public concerns in which I shall permit myself to take an interest.
Page 34 - It is an axiom in my mind, that our liberty can never be safe but in the hands of the people themselves, and that too, of the people with a certain degree of instruction. This, it is the business of the State to effect, and on a general plan.
Page 359 - ... the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts . . . in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life.
Page 33 - One provision of the bill was, that the expenses of these schools should be borne by the inhabitants of the county, every one in proportion to his general tax rate.
Page 373 - I. It seeks to lead the pupil to acquire a thorough, scientific knowledge of the branches he is to teach. This knowledge is the prime condition of any success in the school-room. The teacher's instruction in a given subject can never rise above his own knowledge of that subject. No knowledge of methods of instruction however excellent in themselves, no fund of general information however accurate and extensive, can be substituted for the specific and thorough knowledge of the subjects which the individual...
Page 330 - Society now proceeded to the election of officers for the ensuing year, with the following result: President, Dr.
Page 276 - Grade 2. Grade 3. Grade 4. Grade 5. Grade 6. Grade 7. Grade 8.
Page 373 - By what means does it seek to give this preparation? The answer may be made as follows: "I. It seeks to lead the pupil to acquire a thorough, scientific knowledge of the branches he is to teach. This knowledge is the prime condition of any success in the school-room. The teacher's instruction in a given subject can never rise above his own knowledge of that subject. No knowledge of methods of instruction however excellent in themselves, no fund of general information however accurate and extensive,...

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