A National System of Education

A National System of Education : Presidential Address Before the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations, Berkeley, California (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A National System of Education: Presidential Address Before the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations, Berkeley, California To the American, the explanation Is very simple. Under our dual system of government, in so far as education has been a state function at all, it has been relegated to the local community or state government. There was nothing, there fore, for a Secretary of Education to do. At the very beginning of the Constitutional Period, the United States became possessed of a patrimony of public lands. This possession was destined to play a most important part in our national development, and in nothing a greater part thanin our Education. The declaration of the Ordinance of 1787 that schools and the means of Education shall forever be encouraged, has had more than the force of law - it has been truly constitutional. By universal consent, the Public Land was, in some way, to further the nation's greatest aspiration, namely, the education of the people. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243106769
  • 9780243106769