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Respective Rights and Duties of Family, State and Church in Regard to Education

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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. 1890 Excerpt: ...are, to our mind, utterly void of convincing force. All they prove is, that the State should favor and promote education within its due limits, and that we fully agree to. In our days there is no need of coercion to induce parents to give their children the necessary secular education, if facilities are ...
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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. 1890 Excerpt: ...are, to our mind, utterly void of convincing force. All they prove is, that the State should favor and promote education within its due limits, and that we fully agree to. In our days there is no need of coercion to induce parents to give their children the necessary secular education, if facilities are offered them. Self-respect and self-interest suggest this so strongly, where the state of society requires it, that coactive measures are needless. Where illiteracy is a considerable inconvenience, it will generally be found that in those cases in which mental education has been notably neglected, the physical has been a good deal more overlooked. And yet, though it is a true principle in education,--prius est vivere; dein phihsophari,--no State ever thinks of making inquiries into the physical rearing of children, which falls within its province more than the mental training. Why, then, should the State be so solicitous that the physically neglected child, whom it has permitted to be half-starved, ill-clad, and ill-housed, should at the age of twelve con his A, B, C? Such delicacy we consider highly preposterous and sentimental, not to say pharisaical. Compulsory education, therefore, in whatever shape or form it may be adopted and enforced by a State, we hold to be an overstepping of the divinely-constituted limits of political authority and an egregious outrage against private and domestic rights. To sum up our views in a few words: Abstracting from the prerogatives of the Church, we say that, according to the natural law, which is the basis of the moral order and of all positive legislation, education is the business of parents, to the exclusion of all others; that they have, therefore, the sacred and inviolable right to educate their own offspring, or i...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780548317105
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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