New York Teacher; Uft Bulletin Volume 5

New York Teacher; Uft Bulletin Volume 5

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... appropriation from the income of the School Fund and U. S. Deposit Fund. This sum increases but slowly, and amounts now to very nearly the amount found by taking one-third of the public moneys. As it is not derived from taxation, there is less apparent injustice in its distribution on a different basis than that of population or the valuation of property. Such a change in the law will tend to reconcile to an increase of the state tax, those who now oppose it on the score that it enlarges what they deem an unjust advantage to the feeble rural districts. ' THE SCHOOL TAX. The undersigned feels it, as it has been felt by his predecessors, again his duty to urge the propriety of so graduating 'the school tax that it may bear some fixed proportion to the wealth upon which it is imposed. The policy of devoting a portion of the public means to secure the universal education of the people has long since ceased to be. debatable in this state. Upon the lowest considerations of sheer economy the state can not afford to have its children grow up in ignorance. Their eifectiveness as producers of wealth, as workers in any department of industry de pends principally upon their intelligence. The comparatively high degree of intelligence existing among our people is the circumstance which enables our artisans and manufacturers to maintain high wages and yet produce at a cheaper cost than the laborers of Europe, whose remuneration only suflices for a pinched and scanty subsistence-the defect of special training being more than supplied by general education. It is very obvious that what is the private interest of each individual is also the general interest of the community. It is less obvious, but no less true that no man can aiford to have more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851404
  • 9781236851406