Report of the Commissioner of Education Made to the Secretary of the Interior for the Year ... with Accompanying Papers (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1873 - Education
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Page i - Washington, a department of education, for the purpose of collecting such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several states and territories, and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems and methods of teaching as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems, and otherwise promote the cause of education...
Page i - Education for the purpose of collecting such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several states and territories, and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems, and methods of teaching, as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems, and otherwise promote the cause of education throughout the country.
Page 23 - Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding; for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Page 96 - The following days, viz. : the first day of January, commonly called new year's day, the twenty-second day of February, the fourth day of July, the twenty-fifth day of December, and any day appointed or recommended by the governor of this state, or the president of the United States, as a day of fast or thanksgiving...
Page 388 - For their learning be liberal. Spare no cost; for by such parsimony all is lost that is saved: but let it be useful knowledge, such as is consistent with truth and godliness, not cherishing a vain conversation or idle mind, but ingenuity mixed with industry is good for the body and mind too.
Page 126 - There is nothing in it which looks like concentration of power. It yields to the Federal Government no control over the free schools in any State or Territory." "The only feature which conditions the benefit of the funds is that any State or Territory...
Page 487 - The Department is not a party to the engagement and confines itself to ascertaining, on the admission of the pupil-teacher and at the end of each year of the service — (a.) Whether the prescribed examination is passed before the inspector. (6.) Whether the prescribed certificates are produced from the managers and teachers.
Page xlii - A large part, a very large part, of the world seems to be ready to advance to something good — to have prepared all the means to advance to something good — and then to have stopped, and not advanced. India, Japan, China, almost every sort of Oriental civilization, though differing in nearly all other things, are in this alike. They look as if they had paused when there was no reason for pausing — when a mere observer from without would say they were likely not to pause.
Page 596 - That one-third of all criminals are totally uneducated, and that four-fifths are practically uneducated. Secondly. That the proportion of criminals from the illiterate classes is at least tenfold as great as the proportion from those having some education.
Page 481 - a school or department of a school at which elementary education is the principal part of the education there given, and does not include any school or department of a school at which the ordinary payments in respect of the instruction, from each scholar, exceed ninepence a week.

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