Annual Report, Volume 28

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The Department, 1900 - Education

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Page 40 - ... of the ten centuries which the present work embraces under the appellation of the dark ages ; an epithet which I do not extend to the twelfth and three following. In tracing the decline of society from the subversion of the Roman empire, we have been led, not without connection, from ignorance to superstition, from superstition to vice and lawlessness, and from thence to general rudeness and poverty.
Page 16 - What does this mean? It means in the first place that the American workman is continually underbid in the labor market by vast numbers of alien laborers who can do his work approximately as well as he. But it means more than this. It means that he is denied the opportunity of profiting by those exceptionally advantageous periods which as we have seen recur...
Page 132 - I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and ... of California, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of my office to the best of my ability.
Page 53 - It is not teaching the youth the shapes of lettets and the tricks of numbers, and then leaving them to turn their arithmetic into roguery, and their literature into lust. It means, on the contrary, training them into the perfect exercise and kingly continence of their bodies and souls.
Page 11 - The school population of the State is increasing annually at the rate of twelve thousand per year. In 1898, the date of the last school census, the school population was 660,870. This present report shows an enrollment for the school year of 1899 of 423,467, with a total average attendance of only 253,193; and yet this enrollment and attendance show a percentage of increase in both attendance and enrollment over former years. In other words, the attendance last year upon our schools was larger and...
Page 53 - ... the German spirit has already excelled. We have set the human spirit free, have preached, taught, lived, and believed in ideas and ideals. We must make education our supreme task, our duty of duties. We must realize the platonic republic where the wisest ruled and education was the chief problem of statesmanship. This policy must be our destiny. Our leaders must be priests of Truth and in her pay. They must think fearlessly in all directions; must investigate and discuss, do and suffer all in...
Page 75 - Time allowed, 3 hours. 1. An estate is divided among three persons, A, B, C, so that A has % of the whole, and B has twice as much as C. It is found that B has 27 acres more than C. How large is the estate ? 2.
Page 17 - YEAR 1898. -. 1,694; Montana, 1 to every 1,723; Oklahoma, 1 to every 1,819; New York, 1 to every 1,825; Colorado, 1 to every 1,865; California, 1 to every 1,951. The fewest patents granted in proportion to the number of inhabitants were in the following States: South Carolina, 1 to every 23,982; North Carolina, 1 to every 22,787; Mississippi, 1 to every 18,964; Alabama, 1 to every 18,914; and Georgia, 1 to every 17,333.
Page 50 - ... production of one year and the crime and suicide of the year following, in which ten twelths is consumed, and not of the same year. The official statistics of France and Italy indicate that alcoholism, as a direct motive of crime, is very, very limited. Comparing the first year of observation with the last, there is everywhere a perfect parallelism between the increase of alcoholism and that of crime and suicide ; but the increase of crime is for the most part apparent, while that of suicide...
Page 33 - Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, The emptiness of ages in his face, And on his back the burden of the world. Who made him dead to rapture and despair, A thing that grieves not and never hopes, Stolid and stunned, a brother to the ox?

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