Biennial Report of the Commissioner of Schools for the Utah Territory

Biennial Report of the Commissioner of Schools for the Utah Territory

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...T It seems to me that it would be well to have provision made for each district to create a sinking fund. that might be used, or the interest thereof. to pay contingent indebtedness under certain extraneous circumstances. I very much dislike the word "indigent" in Section 66 of the school law. It keeps up the distinction between the rich and the poor and forces the distinction upon the attention of even the children. The word in the connection in which it is found is contrary to the spirit of the free school law and contrary to the genius of a free people, and should be stricken out, and the word " any" inserted in lieu thereof. I am strongly in favor of every school board being authorized, if not required. to furnish all pupils with the necessary books and other school supplies. as slates. paper, ink, pens and such like articles. The convention. provided for by Section 68, to adopt text-books, should be somewhat changed. The section should not, as it stands. be made to apply to cities of the first and second classes, but for such cities-thecity superintendents should be substituted for county superintendents in such convention. This arrangement would. I think, give general satisfaction. ' I confess to a strong doubt as to the propriety of that provision of the law which authorizes. 'in elfect. some-thing like the giving of a five years' monopoly, by contract, to text-book publishers. There seems to be no adequate consideration therefor received by the people. The books should be furnished at a I-greatly reduced price, to authorize such action. Ieither is it wise to require that. it no changes be made, the books theretotore adopted should. remain the text-books of the schools. A large discretion should...
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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851846
  • 9781236851840