Annual Report from the Department of Education to the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, Volume 28

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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 241 - DEAR SIR : — In response to your request, I have the honor to present the following report of the North Georgia Agricultural College for the session 1899-1900.
Page 53 - ... bodies and minds as was never done in the world before. Schools have been the one product in which 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....
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 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 8 - One-fourth of New York's school money is raised by State tax, the other three-fourths by local tax. In most of the States from one-third to one-fourth of the money is raised by State tax and the balance is required by law to be raised by local tax. This is true in every section of the country except in the South. In every Southern -State except Louisiana, Arkansas and Florida the money for school purposes is raised largely by a general State tax. In Florida the State provides $1.08 per child of school...
Page 17 - Columbia, 1 to every 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 23,787; Mississippi,!
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.

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