Excerpt from Shall Our Common School System Be Maintained as It Is?: Speech by the Rev. W. H. Boole, at the Cooper Institute, February 13th, 1870
I shall speak plainly; the rather to be easily understood, than for rhetorical effect. The subject is of deep solicitude to every true American fitizen, equally with the Christian man and woman. But so web has been said upon it, and so diversified are the views of m y writers and speakers, that the ground is covered with muc rubbish of no value in the controversy, except to hide under mere verbiage the main question from observation.
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