Reports on the Paris Universal Exhibition, 1867 Volume 3

Reports on the Paris Universal Exhibition, 1867 Volume 3

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... a perfect right to require Reasons an entire obedience to this law, because it will not be able to state'shouki maintain the position for which it was itself established (viz., jji"8tf!n the good order of the people), if its citizens have not received a certain amoimt of knowledge and education. So fully convinced of this view are the people of Saxony that there is no difficulty in (I might even say necessity for) enforcing this law. The people rather demand its requirements; and the most satisfactory proof of the goodness of the schools and of the wisdom of severity in carrying out the law, is derived from the fact of the rarity of any necessity for bringing its provisions into action The present generation, having itself enjoyed the fruits ot this good instruction, has by degrees acquired a conviction that no greater benefit can be conferred upon their children than faithfully and conscientiously to provide for their education; and, far from abstracting from them the obligatory attendance, the poorest parents often pay for extra instruction. All parents, rich and poor, are under the same law of education: but the richer classes send their children to schools of superior instruction, or else have them taught at home by capable teachers, who are certificated. Every household contributes its portion to the support of the public schools of the district. The State pays nothing, except in certain very poverty-stricken places. The contribution of each child is in simple schools, 2 sous a week; in the superior schools the fee rises to 5f. 10 sous a month. The salary of the teachers is fixed and variable; the lowest is not under 562 f. (say 251.), the highest, l,350f. (say 54/.). This is the sum required by the State; but, of more

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