Annals of the Boston Primary School Committee: From Its First Etablishment in 1818, to Its Dissolution in 1855

G. C. Rand & Avery, city printers, 1860 - 313 sider

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Side 30 - Savage. his place in a clasa 3d. He cannot be admitted after the age of fourteen, however well he can read, or however deficient he may be in writing or arithmetic. Take, then, the case of a parent, (and there are hundreds in town,) whose circumstances are such as to prevent him from qualifying his children for enjoying the benefits of our Free Schools, under and after the age of seven. Can it be said that the doors of our schools are open to these children ? We say that they are not ; yet we are...
Side 46 - Those who read in the Testament shall be in the First Class; those in easy reading, in the Second Class; those who spell in two or more syllables, in the Third Class ; those learning their letters and monosyllables, in the Fourth Class ; and that the books be the same in every school, for each pupil hereafter entering.
Side 286 - With a view to secure the Divine blessing, and to impress upon the pupils the importance of religious duties, and their entire dependence on their Maker, the Council of Public Instruction...
Side 177 - Board, collect information of the actual condition and efficiency of the Common Schools, and other means of popular education, and diffuse as widely as possible throughout every part of the Commonwealth, information of the most approved and successful methods of arranging the studies, and conducting the education of the young, to the end that all children in this Commonwealth, who depend upon Common Schools for instruction, may have the best education which those schools can be made to impart.
Side 34 - Ward, whose duty collectively shall be to provide instruction for children between four and seven years of age, and apportion the expenses among the several schools.
Side 288 - No one of the first class shall be recommended by the Examining Committee to be received into the English Grammar schools, unless he or she can spell correctly, read fluently in the New Testament, and has learned the several branches taught in the second class ; and also the use and nature of the pauses ; and is of good behavior.
Side 29 - Have they not a right to a good bringing up, and to a common school education ? and have they not a right to a common share of the friendship of the community? If their parents neglect to provide them a school, is it not the duty of the town to do it? and, if the town takes no interest in their welfare, is it not the duty of the Legislature to make laws for the purpose of saving these dependants, these sufferers?
Side 5 - Boston, who were then upon the stage. lie is not the only master who kept his lamp longer lighted than otherwise it would have been by a supply of oil from his scholars.
Side 33 - Seven years of [172] age, having attentively considered it, ask leave respectfully to Report That in their opinion the opening of such schools for children under the age of seven years is highly expedient and necessary ; that several hundred children of that age do not attend any school, because the charity schools are in most instances provided only for female children being under the inspection of ladies, their founders, and the private schools are so expensive, that many parents find it difficult...
Side 9 - That no youth shall be sent to such Grammar Schools unless they shall have learned in some other school, or in some other way, to read the English language by spelling the same...

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