Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, of the State of New-York, Volum 18

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Side 112 - In all cases of a verification of a pleading, the affidavit of the party must state that the same is true of his own knowledge, except as to the matters which are therein stated on his information or belief, and as to those matters that he believes it to be true...
Side 40 - ... twenty scholars to each academy, who shall have been in such academy instructed under a course prescribed by the regents of the university, during at least one-third of the academic year, in the science of common school teaching.
Side 258 - There are certain primary elements and means of knowledge, which it is in the highest degree desirable that all human beings born into the community should acquire during childhood. If their parents, or those on whom they depend, have the power of obtaining for them this instruction, and fail to do it, they commit a double breach of duty...
Side 258 - To make the people fittest to choose, and the chosen fittest to govern, will be to mend our corrupt and faulty education; to teach the people faith not without virtue, temperance, modesty, sobriety, parsimony, justice ; not to admire wealth or honor; to hate turbulence and ambition; to place every one his private welfare and happiness in the public peace, liberty, and safety.
Side 258 - Universal education is henceforth one of the guarantees of liberty and social stability. As every principle of our government is founded on justice and reason, to diffuse education among the people, to develop their understandings and enlighten their minds, is to strengthen their constitutional government and secure its stability.
Side 259 - That therefore, which makes a good constitution, must keep it, viz : men of wisdom and virtue, qualities that because they descend not with worldly inheritances, must be carefully propagated by a virtuous education of youth...
Side 259 - Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
Side 9 - The average attendance in the rural districts was nearly seventeen per cent greater in 1871 than in any year of the rate-bill system, while the increase in school population since 1867, when that system was abolished, was less than one and a half per cent, and the average length of school terms had advanced more than seven per cent. The average time each pupil in the rural districts attended school was seventeen and one-fifth weeks.
Side 337 - SIR: In accordance with your request, I have the honor to submit the following report...
Side 161 - Each county is entitled to twice as many pupils as it has representatives in the assembly. To gain admission to the schools pupils must bo at least 16 years of age, and must possess good health, good moral character, and average abilities.

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