Historical sketches of the first quarter-century of the State Normal School at Whitewater, Wisconsin: with a catalogue of its graduates and a record of their work, 1868-1893 (Google eBook)

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Tracy, Gibbs, 1893 - Education - 196 pages
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Page 78 - O may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence: live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self, In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues.
Page 2 - ... of teachers be allowed to degenerate, the Free Schools will become pauper schools, and the pauper schools will produce pauper souls, and the free press will become a false and licentious press, and ignorant voters will become venal voters, and through the medium and guise of republican forms, an oligarchy of profligate and flagitious men will govern the land . nay, the universal diffusion and ultimate triumph of all-glorious Christianity itself must await the time when knowledge shall be diffused...
Page 1 - I believe Normal Schools to be a new instrumentality in the advancement of the race. I believe that, without them, Free Schools themselves would be shorn of their strength and their healing power, and would at length become mere charity schools, and thus die out in fact and in form. Neither the art of printing, nor the trial by jury, nor a free press, nor free suffrage, can long exist, to any beneficial and salutary purpose, without schools for the training of teachers ; for, if the character and...
Page 1 - Neither the art of printing, nor the trial by jury, nor a free press, nor free suffrage, can long exist to any beneficial and salutary purpose without schools for the training of teachers ; for if the character and qualifications of teachers be allowed to degenerate, the free schools will become pauper schools, and the pauper schools will produce pauper souls, and the free press will become a false and licentious press, and ignorant voters will become venal voters, and through the medium and guise...
Page 4 - SCHOOLS. After the passage of the act of 1865, it soon became evident that normal schools would be established at several points in the state; and different localities at once began to press their claims. The board of regents, after due deliberation, adopted the plan of locating a school, eventually, in each of the congressional districts of the state, which were then six in number. They early visited and examined several of the competing localities and received proposals from them ; but no decisive...
Page 71 - But, since the earth clashed on her coffin, I keep hearing that, and not you. Console if you will, I can bear it ; 'Tis a well-meant alms of breath ; But not all the preaching since Adam Has made Death other than Death.
Page 72 - How pure at heart and sound in head, With what divine affections bold Should be the man whose thought would hold An hour's communion with the dead. In vain shalt thou, or any, call The spirits from their golden day, Except, like them, thou too canst say, My spirit is at peace with all. They haunt the silence of the breast, Imaginations calm and fair, The memory like a cloudless air...
Page 3 - Institutes, and give Normal instruction in the same ;" and " to cooperate with the Superintendent of Public Instruction in providing a system of public educational addresses, to be delivered in the various counties of the State.
Page 4 - The income of the latter was to be applied to establishing, supporting and maintaining normal schools, under the direction and management of the board of regents of normal schools, with a proviso that one-fourth of such income should be transferred to the common school fund, until the annual income of that fund should reach $200,000.
Page 7 - THE STUDENT'S DAT. One day in each term the faculty retire and give the care of the Institution into the hands of the students. From among their number a temporary Principal, Preceptress and Professors are chosen, who take entire charge of the school and conduct its exercises. The object of thus putting the Institution under the care of the students is to test their moral culture, their executive ability and their devotion to their work. Thus far this day's work has been...

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