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Reflections on the Operation of the Present System of Education, 1853

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Author: C.C. Andrews
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,776 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.8
LoC Category: LC
Downloads: 455
Added to site: 2009.03.16 23702
Genre: Non-fiction

ition of their children, and can consequently apply the requisite training with more success than any one else; and, most of all, because it is their especial duty so to do. So we might say, with almost as much reason, that parents could teach their children the elementary branches of knowledge; in the first place, because it is in their province to know the peculiar turn of mind possessed by their children, and also for the equally plausible reason, that they are under a great obligation to educate them. Now, there is much truth in the observation of Seneca's, that people carry their neighbors' faults in a bag before them, which are easily to be seen, and their own behind them unseen; and, without doing parents too much injustice, we may say that they are inclined to carry the failings of their children tied up with their own. The fact is, generally speaking, parents are so confident that their children do not lack in honesty and integrity, at a time when these principles should be forcibly impressed upon th



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