Federal Aid for Education: Hearings Before the Committee on Education and Labor, United States Senate, Seventy-Ninth Congress, First Session, on S. 181, a Bill to Authorize the Appropriation of Funds to Assist the States and Territories in More Adequately Financing Their Systems of Public Education During Emergency, and in Reducing the Inequalities of Educational Opportunities Through Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, Teile 1-2
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Seite 386 - It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who, that is a sincere friend to it, can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric : Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge.
Seite 586 - The fundamental theory of liberty upon which all governments in this Union repose excludes any general power of the State to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction from public teachers only. The child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.
Seite 264 - American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.
Seite 811 - State in the said territory shall be bounded by the Mississippi, the Ohio, and Wabash Rivers; a direct line drawn from the Wabash and Post Vincents, due north, to the territorial line between the United States and Canada; and by the said territorial line to the Lake of the Woods and Mississippi.
Seite 805 - An ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of lands in the Western Territory...
Seite 385 - Nor am I less persuaded, that you will agree with me in opinion, that there is nothing which can better deserve your patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
Seite 794 - States, and be settled and formed into distinct republican States, which shall become members of the Federal Union, and have the same rights of sovereignty, freedom, and independence, as the other States...
Seite 486 - Under the doctrine of Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 US 390, we think it entirely plain that the Act of 1922 unreasonably interferes with the liberty of parents and guardians to direct the upbringing and education of children under their control.
Seite 385 - The assembly to which I address myself, is too enlightened not to be fully sensible how much a flourishing state of the arts and sciences contributes to national prosperity and reputation. True it is, that our country, much to its honor, contains many seminaries of learning highly respectable and useful ; but the funds upon which they rest are too narrow to command the ablest' professors, an the different departments of liberal knowledge, for the institution contemplated, though they would be excellent...