Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture on House Bills Relating to Granting Federal Aid to Agricultural Education; And Also on Bills Having for Their Object Amendments to the Oleomargarine Law. Sixtieth Congress, First Session
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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...R-hode Island, and from James J. Hill, chairinan of the board, Great Northern RaIlway Company, St. Paul, Minn. Also telegrams from Minnesota State Association of Builders' Exchange, and Employers' Association of Minnesota. IowA STATE l'oRMAL ScHooL, Cedar Falls, Iowa, April 30, 1908. Hon. CHARLES F. Soon, Chairman Ilousc Committee on Agriolllturc, Siartieth Congress. DEAR SIR: The organization and development of systems of industrial education in the several States for the purpose of educating and training the masses of the pupils in secondary and elementary schools is the most important question of the present day. The prosperity and the success of these industrial classes are so important to the whole country that the nation can not be indifferent to the demand for this sort of education. The work of the nation should be the holding out of real inducements to the States to actually begin this work on a broad and eflicient scale. If the acts of Congress would grant these inducements every State would at once take advantage of the proposed grants and appropriate larger sums of money to make the possibility a reality. The granting of appropriations for secondary and for teacher education is just as Innch the Work of the National Government as is that of making such grants to higher and technical education, and the grants already made to the latter schools show that such cooperation with the States has given such prominent results that it would have taken many years for the States alone to start on such work by their own initiative. The progress already made in these higher and technical lines through Government assistance has encouraged those who are working in the normal and secondary schools to hope that Congress would see...
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