A Study in School Supervision and Maintenance

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byHenry C. Fellow

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896. Excerpt: ... MAINTENANCE. The creation of the American school system has been the question ever demanding the attention and action of our wisest legislators, philanthropists, and most scholarly educators since the formation of the Union. The first and most important problem that presented itself for a solution was one of financial support for the schools of the new country. Early in the eighteenth century the New England colonies began to devise means for the permanent support of their town and parish schools. Land Grants.--The most substantial gifts on the part of some of the colonies consisted of ample appropriations of land. This was sold or leased to the early settlers, and only interest or rental thereof was used in the support of the schools. In 1733, Connecticut began to lay her foundations for school maintenance by setting apart a portion of her lands in the then Northwest Territory "to the perpetual use of the schools." Both Massachusetts and Connecticut possessed by right of royal grant, large tracts in this territory, afterwards known as the "Western Reserve." After peace was declared, these States ceded their rights therein to the United States, with a reservation by the latter State of a triangular tract in the northeastern part, bounded by Pennsylvania on the east and Lake Erie on the north and west. In 1795, Connecticut sold this to the Government, received a million dollars for her right and title, and therewith created the bulk of her permanent school fund. In 1786, the Legislature of New York passed an act appropriating for "gospel and school purposes" "two lots in each township of the unoccupied lands." In 1801 this was increased by a gift of half a million acres of lands, as yet unsettled and not appropriated for other State purposes. Upon her admi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896. Excerpt: ... MAINTENANCE. The creation of the American school system has been the question ever demanding the attention and action of our w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217152422

ISBN - 13:9780217152426

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