New York Teacher; Uft Bulletin Volume 2

New York Teacher; Uft Bulletin Volume 2

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...and, as just stated, are responsible to nobody. The practical working of the system is therefore this. A close corporation is created bya close corporation. Although, nominally, one third of the commissioners must go out of oflice each year, really, they all stay in. When vacancies occur in this way, the survivors renominate, and the regents reappoint those who are officially defunct, and when a vacancy happens from death or removal, the same programme is carried out. The board of commissioners have power lo appoint a president and asecretary. They are required to visit the schools at least once in each quarter. and to make and publish an annual report to the people, of their acts and proceedings. But within the ten years that have elapsed since-the creation of this board three reports have been made as the la/w directs, or ratl1e1'_as it does not direct; for, instead of being annual, they have not even been triennial. The inconsistency of this system is, that it is not democratic. It is not in accordance with our republican ideas. Those to whom alone are confided the care and management cl the people's schools (in Albany) are not appointed by the people, but by an irresponsible close corporation, whose objects, if it have any, do not at all sympathize with the common school interest. As a consequence of these facts, these commissioners are themselves responsible to nobody. Therefore they can visit the schools or not visit the schools, they can make an annual report or not make an annual report, they can do something or nothing, as they please, without taking the " consequences" of their neglect. The evils of this system are: First, that there is a feeling of apathy or at least of negative interest which never...
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904915
  • 9781236904911