Strictures on the new government measure of education

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John Snow, 1853 - Education and state - 32 pages
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Page 30 - Id. per week, at least, shall be paid for the education of every scholar by his or her parents, guardians, or friends, and that in no case in which the attendance or school pence of any scholar are reckoned shall the charge exceed 4d.
Page 31 - That three-fourths of the scholars above seven and under nine years of age, three-fourths of those above nine and under eleven, and three-fourths of those above eleven and under thirteen, respectively pass such an examination before her Majesty's Inspector or Assistant-Inspector as shall be set forth in a separate Minute of- details.
Page 26 - Congregational churches must be religious education, advises most respectfully, but most earnestly, that no Government aid be received by them for Schools established in their own connexion ; and that all funds confided to the disposal of the Central Committee, in aid of Schools, be granted only to Schools sustained entirely by voluntary contributions.
Page 30 - Conditions on which foregoing assistance is offered : — (1) That the income of the school in the preceding year from endowments, subscriptions, collections, and school-pence shall have amounted to 14s. per scholar in schools for boys, and 12s. per scholar in schools for girls, without including the annual value of the teacher's house or other school-buildings.
Page 6 - Yet in a country where such splendid endowments for the canse of education have been made, and their income is now annually disbursed, there are, according to the estimate of a late British writer, more than a million and a half of children, of a suitable age to attend school, who " are left in a condition of complete ignorance.
Page 18 - ... the Government have opened to the unsuccessful candidates appointments in departments of the public service, which have hitherto been the objects of purely political patronage. The parents of poor families in the neighbourhood of any school, will have an obvious interest in its efficiency, as a means of procuring for their children admission into departments of the public service with double or treble the wages of a working man, and the prospect of further promotion.
Page 26 - Reasons why the Society of Friends cannot concur in the Local Education Bill for the Boroughs of Manchester and Salford.
Page 30 - ... without including the annual value of the teacher's house or other School buildings. 2. That every scholar who has attended, on the average, four days per week during forty-eight weeks, or 192 days in the year, shall be reckoned in the attendance by which the amount of the income and the grant are determined.
Page 30 - Minutes of 184.6, and thus, to approach to some equality in their receipt of benefits from the general taxation. For this purpose a Minute somewhat to the following effect might be adopted: — That any School now admissible to grants under the Minutes of August and December, 1846, shall be entitled to assistance towards the expenses of the preceding year, at the rate 1 of seven shillings per scholar 1 Instead of a uniform Rate of Aid, it would probably be found desirable in boys' schools, and five...
Page 15 - ... do not know of one single improvement in the educational system that was not originated by private individuals or public societies. The training of teachers was one of the very earliest operations both of the British and Foreign School Society and the National Society. The practice of inspection was begun by them. They made grants in aid of school buildings and of school books and apparatus. They improved the methods of tuition.

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