Annual Report of the Central Board of Education

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Side 67 - ... the principles of piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth, love to their country, humanity, and universal benevolence, sobriety, industry, and frugality, chastity, moderation and temperance, and those other virtues, which are the ornament of human society, and the basis upon which a republican constitution is founded...
Side 62 - ... summary of the reading lessons, are, as we may almost literally say, constantly teaching grammar ; or, as they more comprehensively call it, the German language. It is easy to see that Composition is included under this head, the writing of regular " essays" or " themes
Side 44 - The moralist, too, takes up the argument of the economist. He demonstrates that vice and crime are not only prodigals and spendthrifts of their own, but defrauders and plunderers of the means of others...
Side 54 - I began to perceive a look and tone on their part not very nattering to my intelligence, in considering a point so clear and so well settled as this, to be any longer a subject for discussion or doubt. The uniform statement was, that the alphabet, as such, had ceased to be taught as an exercise preliminary to reading, for the last fifteen or twenty years, by every teacher in the kingdom.
Side 62 - ... to be changed into oral or »written prose, and the prose to be paraphrased or expressed in different words ; and by exacting a general account or summary of the reading lessons, are...
Side 67 - ... virtues to preserve and perfect a republican constitution, and secure the blessings of liberty, as well as to promote their future happiness ; and also to point out to them the evil tendency of the opposite vices.
Side 55 - Two divine ideas filled their great hearts, — their duty to God and to posterity. For the one, they built the church ; for the other, they opened the school. Religion and knowledge, — two attributes of the same glorious and eternal truth, and that truth the only one on which immortal or mortal happiness can be securely founded...
Side 61 - ... the resources of nature and providence, and make them subservient to human interests and enjoyments ? Can this be done without increasing the value of property ? I verily believe, that in the sound and universal education of the people, the balance of gain financially is on the side of the wealthier classes. If the poorer classes gain in intellectual power, and in the resources of individual and social happiness, the richer classes gain proportionally, I think more than proportionally, in the...
Side 126 - Arithmetic ; to answer readily to any proposed combination of the Multiplication Table in which neither factor exceeds ten ; to read and write Arabic numbers containing three figures, and the Roman numerals as far as the sign of one hundred ; and to enunciate, clearly and accurately, the elementary sounds of our language.
Side 59 - ... in the obligations of the common interests ; it wars with that greatest, meanest foe to all social advancement — the isolation of selfish individuality ; and implants and nourishes the spirit of true patriotism by making each man feel that the welfare of the whole society is his welfare — that collective interests are first in order of importance and duty, and separate interests are second.

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