Bulletin of Kentucky Department of Education Volume 7, No. 4

Bulletin of Kentucky Department of Education Volume 7, No. 4

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...are really financially able. There is little probability that state taxation for educating the children will ever be increased. It is argued with much plausibility that it ought not to b; that the state's contribution of more than two millions annually _discourages local effort. Some states that boast of excellent systems and maintain schools materially longer than ours have a much smaller state per capita. They are compell d to resort to local taxation in order to provide for terms of reasonable length. The effect of this is seen in the spirit of their-poeple. They feel that the business of educating their children is chiefly their own, and they take a more lively interest in that which costs them more than the modicum of tax which goes to constitute the revenues of the State. They are more critical in their inquiries as to the fitness of those teachers for whose salaries they are, in a measure, personally-responsible. The people of each county should provide the means for lengthening the State term at least two months. They will not do this by districts for which provisions are made in the School law (sections 93 to 99, inclusive.) Local taxation by districts, subject to the will of the people, is a failure. Thousands of districts are unable; many more thousands are unwilling, being satisfied with the state provision. There are many counties in which are not a few districts that cannot build and furnish a fairly comfortable and commodious school-house by levying a four-year tax to the extreme limit of the law. There is extreme need, if we would have the State fund accomplish uniform good, that destitute districts have suitable houses, properly furnished, and that every district have at least a sixmonth term, which should be...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857151
  • 9781236857156