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Page 28 - of liberal and free-born and aspiring men. He who plants an oak, looks forward to future ages and plants for posterity He cannot expect to enjoy its shelter, but he exults in the idea that the acorn which he has buried in the earth
Page 32 - found in our State. Many other facts might be cited were it necessary, both from home and foreign fields, to prove the feasibility of this plan of reclaiming sterile lands. If one is to be commended who makes two blades of grass grow where but one grew before, how much more the farmer who makes forests thrive where nothing now grows.
Page 102 - As thus used, we know in Connecticut that our law has been a moral force. It is itself an effective advocate of education to the very class who need it most. It has already accomplished great good and brought into the schools many children who would otherwise have been absentees.
Page 124 - 8. No debt shall be contracted by the Executive Committee beyond the amount of available means within their control, and no member of the Association shall be liable for any debt of the Association, beyond the amount of his or her subscription.
Page 54 - their craft, and they know it thoroughly." Public schools, industrial schools and the Polytechnic Institute have in a' remarkable manner unified and fraternized the people of these twenty-five cantons. Though separate in race, religion and language, they are one in national sympathy and interest, proud of
Page 32 - sandy plains are practical, and should be carried out. Experiments are now in progress to fix the dunes or sand hills which threaten the Suez Canal, by planting the maritime pine and other trees. Last summer I visited the celebrated forest of Fontainbleau, in France, which covers an area of sixty-four square miles. The soil of this wide tract is composed
Page 106 - five years in the service; and, if the lady teachers show a longer term, it is not to be forgotten that marriage is usually the end of their desires, and that. once married, they almost always resign their positions.
Page 63 - details and more of practical methods and principles. Such topics in arithmetic as the least common multiple of common fractions, casting out of nines in multiplication and division, alligation medial and alternate, and commutation of radix, may well be omitted in a common school course, or briefly noticed
Page 90 - State sovereignty in educational matters, is an enigma to Europeans, being in marked contrast to their traditions and usages. In England, for example, the School Board of any town or city may not select a site, build a school house, or prescribe the amount of a school fee without the sanction of the National Educational Department
Page 52 - indeed become the artist, and that only men of princely wealth could procure the products of this unrivalled establishment. In Belgium the girls have shared the advantages of Industrial Schools as well as the boys. The schools for training in lace-making and embroidering, in Brussels, have long been