Official Report: Including a Record of the National Convention

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American Association of School Administrators., 1889

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Page 266 - ... university in a central part of the United States, to which the youth of fortune and talents from all parts thereof might be sent for the completion of their Education in all the branches of polite literature; in arts and Sciences, in acquiring knowledge in the principles of Politics and good Government; and (as a matter of infinite Importance in my judgment) by associating with each other, and forming friendships in Juvenile years, be enabled to free themselves in a proper degree from those...
Page 266 - Item. — I give and bequeath, in perpetuity, the fifty shares which I hold in the Potomac company, (under the aforesaid acts of the Legislature of Virginia,) towards the endowment of a University, to be established within the limits of the district of Columbia, under the auspices of the general government, if that government should incline to extend a fostering hand towards it...
Page 274 - Education, for the purpose of collecting such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several States and Territories, and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems and methods of teaching as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems, and otherwise promote the cause of education...
Page 266 - ... for these reasons it has been my ardent wish to see a plan devised, on a liberal scale, which would have a tendency to spread systematic ideas through all parts of this rising empire, thereby to do away with local attachments and State prejudices, as far as the nature of things would, or indeed ought to admit, from our national councils.
Page 282 - Some bills were taken out, occasionally, from time to time, and passed ; but the main body of the work was not entered on by the legislature, until, after the general peace, in 1785, when, by the unwearied exertions of Mr. Madison, in opposition to the endless quibbles, chicaneries, perversions, vexations and delays of lawyers and demi-lawyers, most of the bills were passed by the legislature, with little alteration.
Page 29 - ... laid aside; the greater part of what has been acquired, being unorganized, soon drops out of recollection; what remains is mostly inert— the art of applying knowledge not having been cultivated; and there is but little power either of accurate observation or independent thinking. To all which add, that while much of the information gained is of relatively small value, an immense mass of information of transcendent value is entirely passed over.
Page 36 - ... power and real advantage above others, who are ignorant of it. To this he should add sweetness in all his instructions ; and by a certain tenderness in his whole carriage, make the child sensible that he loves him, and designs nothing but his good ; the only way to beget love in the child, which will make him hearken to his lessons, and relish what he teaches him.
Page 170 - To make two blades of grass grow where but one grew before is the secret of agricultural wealth.
Page 123 - We wish to prove that The three angles of any triangle are equal to two right angles. Let...
Page 282 - Colleges, for a middle degree of instruction, calculated for the common purposes of life, and such as would be desirable for all who were in easy circumstances. And, 3d, an ultimate grade for teaching the sciences generally, and in their highest degree.

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