The Public Volume 3

The Public Volume 3

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...squandered on unnecessary books, model schools, etc., and not an atom of good result is visible. They have seen a director general of public instruction accused and convicted of inability and dismissed; they have seen this same man reinstated and again dismissed; they have seen another director general appointed, who during a short reign of four months on account of his complete ignorance of public school afftiirs plunged the schools into a religious controversy that will injure the education of the island for many years to come; who by exceeding his authority made appointments and contracts' for next year, spent large sums of money in so-called teachers' institutes which were conducted by inexperienced persons and were of no educational value, ordered $10,000 more o-f books that are not needed and in a general way tied up the whole educational work for another year. He encouraged municipalities to spend their surplus money in summer schools in order that political favor might be bestowed upon a few worthless teachers, and at last when the new commissioner of education arrived he hurriedly took the first transport for the United States, much to the delight of the people of Puerto Rico, who had now witnessed the departure of the last one of the American gang that had so disgracefully run the public schools of Puerto Rico. "Free silver made many votes for the republican party in '96," sighed the man from Wayne county. "And I am afraid that it will have a like effect this year," groaned a weak-kneed Jeffersonian, "the G. 0. P. has millions in the metal to give away." G. T. B. ANOTHER REJECTED POEM. For The Public. You have no Idea--says I to the boys--Of the villainies dark and deep That Bryan lies awake to contrive...show more

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  • Paperback | 914 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 46mm | 1,597g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651324X
  • 9781236513243