Report of the Board of Education of the State of Connecticut to the Governor: Together with the Report of the Secretary of the Board

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Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1869
 

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Página 78 - I find this conclusion more impressed upon me, — that the greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one.
Página 93 - ... unless such child shall have attended some public or private day school where., instruction was given by a teacher qualified to instruct in orthography, reading, writing, English, grammar, geography, and arithmetic, at least three months of the twelve next preceding any and every year in which such child shall be so employed...
Página 109 - ... state, and be divided and distributed among the several towns in proportion to the number of persons in each between the ages of four and sixteen years, as ascertained from said returns; and he shall transmit the amount distributed to each town to its treasurer, on the application of its school visitors, or its town school committee; but no such money shall be transmitted to any town until the comptroller...
Página 16 - The legislature shall, as soon as conveniently may be, provide, by law, for the establishment of schools throughout the State, in such manner that the poor may be taught gratis.
Página 19 - The Common School is common, not as inferior, not as the school for poor men's children, but as the light and air are common. It ought to be the best school because it is the first school ; and in all good works the beginning is...
Página 46 - Prussia, justly observes, that "the best plans of instruction cannot be executed except by the instrumentality of good teachers; and the State has done nothing for popular education, if it does not watch that those who devote themselves to teaching be well prepared.
Página 107 - Section 119 of the school laws, it will be found that "No school district shall be entitled to any portion of the public money, unless the school in said district has been kept * * * for at least six months in the year.
Página 62 - It is a great and most important art to see so accurately, that one's conception of visible objects may ever be as clear and distinct as were the original perceptions. This process early developed in spelling may be repeated at will in reference to any objects of perception and description, and thus the child gains a new and invaluable power which enters into all the graver operations of the mind in natural science, history, poetry, and the fine arts. The rules for spelling derivatives are not very...
Página 19 - must also keep it, men of wisdom and virtue : qualities which, because they descend not with inheritance, must be carefully propagated by a virtuous education of youth." Ask not, then, when we enjoin on you the duty of providing for the public instruction, where the cost shall come from ? Were your house beset with robbers would you stop to ask the cost of its defense ? If an invading army were to land to-morrow on our shores must we stop to count the cost before we march to meet and to repel them...
Página 214 - December, eighteen hundred and ninetyAppruprtation. seven; and that the sum of three thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for such survey, plan, and estimate, and such contingencies as are necessarily incident thereto, such sum of money to be immediately available upon the passage of this Act.

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