The American High School

Macmillan, 1909 - 462 sider

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Side 266 - It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied ; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, are of a different opinion, it is because they only know their own side of the question. The other party to the comparison knows both sides.
Side 55 - It shall be the duty of the general assembly, as soon as circumstances will permit, to provide by law for a general system of education, ascending in regular gradation, from township schools to a state university, wherein tuition shall be gratis, and equally open to all.
Side 93 - In what way to treat the body; in what way to treat the mind; in what way to manage our affairs ; in what way to bring up a family ; in what way to behave as a citizen; in what way to utilize all those sources of happiness which nature supplies — how to use all our faculties to the greatest advantage of ourselves and others...
Side 9 - It is therefore ordered, that every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
Side 58 - The secondary schools of the United States, taken as a whole, do not exist for the purpose of preparing boys and girls for colleges.
Side 93 - To prepare us for complete living is the function which education has to discharge; and the only rational mode of judging of an educational course, is to judge in what degree it discharges such function.
Side 267 - Thou hast marked the slow rise of the tree, — how its stem trembled first Till it passed the kid's lip, the stag's antler; then safely outburst The fan-branches all round; and thou...
Side 33 - We content ourselves with the statement that neither in our state policy, in our constitution, or in our laws, do we find the primary school districts restricted in the branches of knowledge which their officers may cause to be taught, or the grade of instruction that may be given, if their voters consent in regular form to bear the expense and raise the taxes for the purpose.
Side 205 - That opportunity for observation and practice teaching with secondary pupils be given. The committee recognizes the difficulties involved in this recommendation, but believes that they are not insurmountable.
Side 18 - All intended for divinity, should be taught the Latin and Greek ; for physic, the Latin, Greek, and French ; for law, the Latin and French ; merchants, the French, German, and Spanish; and, though all should not be compelled to learn Latin, Greek, or the modern foreign languages, yet none that have an ardent desire to learn them should be refused ; their English, arithmetic, and other studies absolutely necessary, being at the same time not neglected.

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