The Educational Views and Influence of De Witt Clinton

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Teachers college, Columbia university, 1911 - 157 էջ

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Էջ 47 - The first duty of government, and the surest evidence of good government, is the encouragement of education. A general diffusion of knowledge is the precursor and protector of republican institutions, and in it we must confide as the conservative power that will watch over our liberties and guard them against fraud, intrigue, corruption and violence.
Էջ 66 - Society, the principal design of which should be to collect and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil or ecclesiastical History of the United States in general, and of this State in particular, and appointed Mr.
Էջ 17 - An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking Calculated to Improve the Minds and Refine the Taste of Youth. And Also to Instruct Them in the Geography, History, and Politics of the United States. To Which Are Prefixed, Rules in Elocution, and Directions for Expressing the Principal Passions of the Mind.
Էջ 48 - Having participated in the first establishment of the Lancasterian system in this country, having carefully observed its progress, and witnessed its benefits, I can confidently recommend it as an invaluable improvement, which by a wonderful combination of economy in expense, and rapidity of instruction, has created a new era in education ; and I am desirous that all our common schools should be supplied with teachers of this description.
Էջ 5 - no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States...
Էջ 85 - ... salaries, and to the defraying of such other expenses as may be incident to the education of children: Provided, That such payment or compensation may be remitted by the trustees in all cases in which they shall deem it proper to do so. And provided further, That no child shall be denied the benefits of the said institution, merely on the grounds of inability to pay for the same, but shall at all times be freely received, and educated by the said trustees.
Էջ 105 - ... and to cause them to be instructed in such branches of useful knowledge, as shall be suitable to their years and...
Էջ 99 - I recognize in Lancaster the benefactor of the human race. I consider his system as creating a new era in education, as a blessing sent down from heaven to redeem the poor and distressed of this world from the power and dominion of ignorance.
Էջ 96 - But in the view which the committee have taken, our great reliance for nurseries of teachers must be placed on our colleges and academies. If they do not answer this purpose they can be of very little use. That' they have not hitherto been more extensively useful in that respect, is owing to inherent defects in the system of studies pursued there.
Էջ 46 - I consider the system of our Common Schools as the palladium of our freedom, for no reasonable apprehension can be entertained of its subversion, as long as the great body of the people are enlightened by education.

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