Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York Volume 1, Nos. 1-15

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York Volume 1, Nos. 1-15

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...description cannot, as shown by all past experience, sustain a good common school four months in the year. The average attendance in such schools will not range higher than from ten to twenty pupils; and none but the cheapest and low est grade of teachers----if their capacities allow graduation-----will be' employed in them. It has been uniformly considered by the department, that districts with less than 40 children between the ages of 5 and 16 residing therein, should not beiformed, and that any change of existing organizations, which would reduce the school children of the district below that number, ought not, except under very peculiar circumstances, to be allowed. The exceptions above referred to are seldom brought to the notice of the department; consequently these districts are multiplied, too often, it is feared, to suit the interested views of particular individuals, without properly regarding the great objects intended to be accomplished' in establishing these schools, or theftrue grounds of exception applicable to these cases. A The almost unlimited and unrestricted power conferred upon town superintendents in the division of towns into school districts, and " to regulate and alter" the same-----although their acts are subject to review on appeal to this department, and may be reversed, afiirmed, or modified--should in some respects be limited and more clearly delined. The authority now exercised by these officers, in organizing school districts, had been conferred upon the " commissioners of common schools"; and when the latter ofiice was abolished, the town superintendents, " in addition to the powers and duties conferred and imposed" by the act authorising their election, were...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833562
  • 9781236833563