Illiteracy in Virginia: Some Facts which Cannot be Overlooked, Volume 217

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D. Bottom, Superintendent Public Print., 1914 - Literacy - 21 pages
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Page 22 - But it was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.
Page 22 - The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in the felicity of lighting on good education.
Page 3 - The preliminary figures also show that in 1910 there were 71,580,270 persons 10 years of age or over in the United States, of whom 5,517,608, or 7.7 per cent, were unable to read or write.
Page 10 - Table B. — Showing the rank of each Southern State in the percentage of illiteracy of native whites 10 years of age and over : Texas (highest in rank) . . 35th Kentucky 43rd Mississippi 37th South Carolina 44th Florida 38th Tennessee 46th Virginia 40th Alabama 47th Arkansas 41st Louisiana ' 48th Georgia 42nd *North Carolina 49th Table C. — Native...
Page 3 - States of whom 5,517,608 were unable to read or write, constituting 7.7 per cent, of the population. The native whites who constituted nearly 75.0 per cent, of the entire population had the smallest number of illiterates 1,535,530, or 3.0 per cent.
Page 14 - ... of the Thirteenth Census are highly gratifying in the main. The decrease in illiteracy in the Southern States, as in the entire Union, between 1900 and 1910 is highly encouraging. The following exhibit as a whole is at once one of victory and of promise : EXHIBIT F.-Showing the actual decreaxe of native white illiterates 10 years of age and over, between 1900 and 1910.
Page 10 - STATES Illiterates in 1900 Illiterates in 1910 Per cent, in 1910 South Carolina . . Georgia Florida Alabama...
Page 12 - Next are shown the six States with local-option compulsory laws. Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut are taken as representatives of New England, each with a compulsory attendance law enacted years ago.

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