California School Report Volume 21

California School Report Volume 21

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...to mention. During the four years of his administration (1864--68), Governor F. F. Low earnestly worked for the passage of needful school legislation. He aided the funding of the State indebtedness to the common schools; he was influential in securing the establishment of the State University, and he encouraged the State School Superintendent in organizing the common schools. The name of John Conness headed the great petition of ten thousand electors and taxpayers from each and every school district in California, asking the Legislature of 1864 to levy a State tax of half a mill on the dollar for the better support of common schools. John P. Jones, State Senator from one of the mining counties, was an enthusiast in school legislation. In the State Legislature of 1861, John Conness introduced a bill in the Assembly of which he was a member, which became a law, providing for the sale of the sixteenth and thirtysixth sections of school lands, the proceeds to be paid into the State School Fund. Thus, after many years of impracticable legislation in tinkering on township land bills, a practicable law was enacted by which, in less than one year, 200,000 acres were sold. Another attempt was made in this Legislature designed to secure a pro rata of school moneys for certain classes of schools not under State control, but it was defeated by the determined stand taken against it by Mr. Conness. A professional teacher, born in New England, was nominated by the newly--formed "Union Party," and was elected State Superintendent in 1862. He secured the passage by the Legislature, at the session of 1862--63, of several important amendments to the school law, among which were the following: Making the term of office for district school...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950577
  • 9781236950574