Reports of the boston finance commission, Volume 7

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Página 293 - It is ordered that the selectmen of every town, in the several precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren and neighbors, to see first that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families, as not to endeavor to teach, by themselves or others, their children and apprentices, so much learning, as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, and knowledge of the capital laws: upon penalty of twenty shillings for each neglect therein.
Página 295 - ... a master of good morals, competent to instruct, in addition to the branches of learning aforesaid, the history of the United States, bookkeeping by single entry, geometry, surveying, and algebra ; and shall employ such master to instruct a school, in such city, town, or district, for the benefit of all the inhabitants thereof, at least ten months in each year...
Página 301 - Any city or town may, and every city and town having more than ten thousand inhabitants, shall annually make provision for giving free instruction in industrial or mechanical drawing to persons over fifteen years of age, either in day or evening schools, under the direction of the school committee.
Página 299 - ... any school books calculated to favor the tenets of any particular sect of Christians to be purchased or used in any of the town schools.
Página 87 - The school committee of every city and town shall cause every child in the public schools to be separately and carefully tested and examined at least once in every school year to ascertain whether he is suffering from defective sight or hearing or from any other disability or defect tending to prevent his receiving the full benefit of his school work, or requiring a modification of the school work in order to pervent injury to the child or to secure the best educational results.
Página 153 - School; should it be taken over by the state there might be a demand for them from nonresident pupils. This is, of course, not an immediate danger, but it should be considered. There would undoubtedly be a much larger attendance of pupils from outside of Boston if it became a state institution. At present outsiders pay Boston for their tuition, and the number is thus restricted. If the state should take the school there would be no charge, and consequently no pecuniary restraint upon attendance....
Página 161 - Whenever any city or town or any district, as provided in the preceding section, shall appropriate money for the establishment and equipment and maintenance of independent schools for industrial training, the Commonwealth, in order to aid in the maintenance of such schools, shall pay annually from the treasury to such cities, towns, or districts a sum proportionate to the amount raised by local taxation...
Página 225 - Any laborer employed by the city of Boston who has reached the age of sixty years and who has been in the service of the city for a period of not less than twenty-five years, and who is physically incapacitated, shall, at his request and with the approval of the retirement board above provided for, be retired from service, and shall receive for the remainder of his life an annual pension equal to one half of the compensation to which he would have been entitled for full employment during the last...
Página 294 - Grammar Schools unless they shall have learned in some other school, or in some other way, to read the English language by spelling the same...
Página 306 - Every person having under his control a child between the ages of eight and fourteen years, and in every city and town where opportunity is furnished, in connection with the regular work of the public schools, for gratuitous instruction in the use of tools or in manual training, or for industrial education in any form...

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