Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Side 47 - 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 37 - ... shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof before any court of competent jurisdiction, shall be fined not less than...
Side 47 - 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 47 - 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 50 - The masses are learning that mere muscle is weak, that brains help the hands in all work, that knowledge multiplies the value and productive power of muscular efforts. If knowledge is power, ignorance is waste and weakness. What a man is, stamps an impress upon what he does, even in the humblest forms of industry.
Side 38 - ... carrying into effect the provisions of this article. It is made the imperative duty of the legislature to see to it that all the children in the State, within the scholastic age, are. without delay, provided with ample means of education. The legislature shall annually appropriate for school purposes, and to be equally distributed among all the scholastic population of the State, the interest accruing on the school-fund, and the income derived from taxation for school purposes; and shall, from...
Side 29 - If the teacher was to fashion your child's personal proportions, or to remodel his features, with what jealousy would you inquire after his qualifications for that task ? Is it of less importance how he fashions and moulds the features of the mind ? The husbandman can tell us if it is a matter of little or no consequence whether you employ a skillful or...
Side 47 - That which makes a good constitution must keep it, namely, men of wisdom and virtue ; qualities, that, because they descend not with worldly inheritance, must be carefully propagated by a virtuous education of youth, for which spare no cost, for by such parsimony all that is saved is lost...
Side 32 - ... the provisions of the school law may require interpretation in order to carry out the designs expressed therein; also in cases that may arise in which the law has made no provision, and...
Side 47 - A parent who sends his son into the world uneducated, and without skill in any art or science, does great injury to mankind, as well as to his own family; for he defrauds the community of a useful citizen and bequeaths to it a nuisance.

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