Proceedings of the National Agricultural Convention, Held at Washington, D.C., February 15, 16, and 17, 1872

Proceedings of the National Agricultural Convention, Held at Washington, D.C., February 15, 16, and 17, 1872

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...or in any of the three different-ways. It reserves the right of homestead, the right of pre-emption, so that we are not cutting off the lands from the poor settler who desires to go from the East or from the Old Country to develop the West. It does not cut us off from the right to appropriate land to our soldiers or sailors, either for the last or any subsequent war we may get into. It leaves the fund under the control of Congress, so far as those matters are concerned. Now, down among the primary schools where you reach every man's door. Every child, be he. rich or poor, has the same advantages to educate himself within the lower schools. Who is it that goes to the college' Is it the poorer class of people? Is it the laboring masses, or is it that class of people who are able to educate themselves? Now, we have been educating for many years in this country our Army, . and how many Army ollicers, or how many gentlemen have been educated at West Point and Annapolis, who have not gone out the moment they got their education, and had thc benefit of that education, and getting it from the United States, they have gone out entirely ignoring the State or United States. That is the way in Illinois. They go to this academy, get their education, and then say "good-by to you, gentlemen." Now, the true way is to apportion fairly between tire colleges and the common schools. " Give to the colleges such as they ought to have, and the smaller schools such as they ought to have, and let them require a standard of intelligence and a system of education at the hands of their teachers, and that will require them to get an education at some institution that is above the ordmary schools. Then yon have elevated the standard of your schools. Fifty per...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236565363
  • 9781236565365