Education Pamphlets Volume 7

Education Pamphlets Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...practical and sound foundations, such as these: Millions of American homes still exist notwithstanding the impinging forces of depressed industry, urban life, automobiles, and gin. We are familiar with the American capacity to take punishment. This depression has come, and it will go, and American Democracy will survive. It is a vital thing to realize that the obstacles impeding recovery were created by the wrong judgments, the imaginations and the emotions of men, and such obstacles can be removed by the mind of man. The public school, supplementing the home, is the accepted instrument for developing the mind of our people. Nevertheless in this crisis we find the public school is under criticism. It has swollen enrollment, multiplying demands are placed upon it, class-size is being increased, salaries are being reduced, and in some States schools are being closed. This is a grave condition more important than the lack of good roads or of bonuses and pensions for able-bodied men who never served over-seas. It is a national issue. The public school is our best mechanism for developing the mind of the individual and of society. It is the great instrument of social control, and the American people will not let it be permanently disabled. Education And Government The State. Mankind in erecting civilization has placed reliance upon the government or the State. The many types of State are all essentially the incorporated people. This incorporation of the people functions for defense against invasion, for the maintenance of internal order, the administration of justice, and the promotion of the general welfare, including education. Support of public education is so universal in the United States that we take it for granted and do not stop to inquire...
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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503880
  • 9781236503886