The State in Its Relation to Education by Sir Henry CraikThe State in Its Relation to Education by Sir Henry Craik

The State in Its Relation to Education

bySir Henry Craik

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. PROGRESS UNDER THE REVISED CODE. Such was the Revised Code of Mr. Lowe, as originally planned. He had left untouched what he called the main principles on which grants had previously been based, and had attempted to steer clear of the religious difficulties which surrounded the question; but none the less he raised against himself a storm of objections. The educational edifice, so far as it existed, had been built up mainly by the exertions of voluntary Societies, acting at first independently, and latterly extending their operations at the invitation of the State. These Societies had naturally acquired influence and consideration from their voluntary efforts; they were thus interested in maintaining the terms of the bargain which they conceived themselves to have made with the State. But the very existence of the system which they had helped to establish might be involved in the change. The Revised Code would put that system to the most severe test. If the result should prove that it had been a failure, to any great extent, the consequence was indubitable. It would then be the duty of the State to supplement these voluntary efforts by a compulsory rate; and the abortive schemes which had lately been brought forward all proposed local representative management as the necessary accompaniment of such a rate. Before such representative management the voluntary societies must abandon a great part of the field which they had hoped to occupy. Nay, more than this, the Government, in justification of the Revised Code, accepted, as at least sufficiently proved to demand inquiry, the conclusions of the Commissioners as to the defective state of education. The existing managers not only found themselves committed for trial, but more than half condemned b...
Title:The State in Its Relation to EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217107281

ISBN - 13:9780217107280