Religious Education And The Public School; An American Problem

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byGeorge Unangst Wenner

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... VIEWS AND COMMENTS ANOTHER "THREE R's" IN SCHOOL. It is a noteworthy coincidence that just as the dominant party in British politics is moving for the elimination of ecclesiasticism and the advance of secularism in the common schools of England a strong interdenominational movement should be developed here for the introduction of religious teaching into the public schools of New York. We cannot ignore the authority nor doubt the sincerity and benevolence of the company of clergymen who the other day discussed this subject, and expressed themselves strongly in favor of having, by state enactment, one afternoon a week set apart for religious instruction in the schools. Those gentlemen were widely representative of Jew and Gentile, Catholic and Protestant, Episcopal and Independent, and we have These benevolent clergymen proposed nothing of the kind. no doubt that they represent, too, a considerable and most respectable public sentiment. There are many thoughtful men and women who regard with apprehension the widely prevailing and, they fear, increasing irreverence, lawlessness and, indeed, actual viciousness among school children, and not a few of these are inclined to seek a remedy in the introduction of religious teaching. As one of the members of that conference neatly expressed it, there seems to them a need that the schools shall teach not only the old "three R's" of reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic, but also the other three of reverence, righteousness and responsibility. There will be little dispute, we think, as to the desirability of that end. The question is one of the means by which it is to be attained. That the boys--and girls, too--of to-day are too often irreverent in speech and manner, regardless of the comforts and rights of others, and insub...

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... VIEWS AND COMMENTS ANOTHER "THREE R's" IN SCHOOL. It is a noteworthy coincidence that just as the dominant party in British po...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217274145

ISBN - 13:9780217274142

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