Annual Report of the Board of Education, Volume 39

1st-72nd include the annual report of the Secretary of the Board.

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Página 13 - 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 166 - The Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Secretary of the Board of Education shall not be ex-officio members of the Board of Overseers of Harvard College after this Act shall be in force.
Página 178 - The pupils must furnish their own clothing, and pay their own fares to and from the Institution. The friends of the pupils can visit them whenever they choose. Indigent blind persons, of suitable age and character, belonging to Massachusetts, can be admitted gratuitously, by application to the governor for a warrant. The following is a good form, though any other will do...
Página 170 - All your anxieties and precautions will not save him from wound and bruise and hurts of various kinds. He must incur and bear them; all children have to do so; so that your alarms do not save him, but probably have the effect of increasing his danger by preventing him from relying upon himself, and so lessen his presence of mind and activity in self-defence, when a sudden difficulty presents itself. Do not prevent your blind child from developing, as he grows up, courage, self-reliance, generosity...
Página 156 - Applicants for admission must be between 8 and 25 years of age, of good natural intellect, capable of forming and joining letters with a pen legibly and correctly, of good morals, and free from any contagious disease. Applications for the benefit of the legislative appropriations in...
Página 104 - Whoever succeeds in having all the public school children of the country properly trained in elementary drawing will have done more to advance the manufactures of the country, and more to make possible the art culture of the people, than could be accomplished by the establishment of a hundred art museums without this training.
Página 172 - Counsels follow the blind child step by step up to manhood, and end with these words. " As he approaches manhood, he should assume and perform all the relations and duties attendant upon that age. He should put himself forward and take on all civil rights, and offer to perform all civil duties which do not absolutely require eyesight. He should attend primary parish meetings ; seek to fill places on voluntary committees for benevolent purposes; attend caucuses and political meetings, and discuss...
Página 80 - ... hindered, rather than carried forward, in their progress. It must be acknowledged that unless grading is done strictly according to proficiency and ability, the advantages claimed for it are not attained. The mistake most frequently made in grading a school is in supposing that a class once formed can be continued for a considerable length of time without any promotions or other changes. It can hardly be expected that 50 pupils, even of similar proficiency, at the commencement of a school year,...
Página 132 - Schools, more than three thousand teachers, at an expense of more than four hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars, raised by direct taxation. But they have not one-thousandth part of the supervision which watches the same number of persons, having the care of cattle or spindles, or of the retail of shop-goods.

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