Citizenship and the Schools by Jeremiah Whipple Jenks

Citizenship and the Schools

byJeremiah Whipple Jenks

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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.1906 Excerpt: ... IX. SCHOOL-BOOK LEGISLATION "That education should be regulated by law and should be an affair of state is not to be denied, but what should be the character of this public education and how young persons should be educated are questions which remain to be considered."--Aristotle. In the discussion of matters of public policy that may demand legislation, it is usually necessary to consider not merely what may be for the best good of the state, but also what may be possible under the relations existing between the chief political parties. Now in no state in the Union has partisan feeling in politics more to do with legislation than in Indiana. For this reason, an account of circumstances attending the drafting and passage of the text-book bill in Indiana may serve as a useful introduction to a study of the legislation that may be desirable in other states. We need to know the motives that influence legislators in practice, before we can tell what bill will be a wise one to put before any given legislature. For some two or three sessions previous to that of 1889, certain members of the legislature, believing that the school text-books were costing more than was necessary, and that a more nearly uniform series was de Political Science Quarterly, March, 1891. sirable, had introduced bills looking toward improvement in these respects. However, there was little public interest in the subject, and other matters of legislation, particularly those of a partisan nature, were given the precedence, so that practically nothing was accomplished. Only the good of the schools was at stake; and school children and teachers have little political influence. If a body of legislators is to be thoroughly aroused, some subject is desirable that will stir the imagination, that wi...

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Title:Citizenship and the SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217822029

ISBN - 13:9780217822022

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