Probably, many citizens entertain erroneous views with regard to money expended for public instruction. Money thus disbursed is not capital sunk, lost; but is an investment. Taxes for the support of schools are provisions for the most permanent, valuable and profitable of "internal improvements." An intelligent people constitute a powerful State.
An educated people bear public burdens with equanimity, cheerfulness and liberality.
It is earnestly recommended that the General Assembly so
increase the appropriation for Public Schools that the wants of every Township shall be so met that no portion of the population shall be long destitute of the privileges of education.
V. SCHOOLS GRADED.
In obedience to section third of the school law, the Board has
Ordered, That whenever it is practicable the schools of the State be graded as follows, viz: 1st, High; 2d, Grammar; 3d, Primary.
Also, that the studies of the respective grades be as follows, viz:
PRIMARY OR 3D GRADE.--Charts, Primer, 1st Reader, 2d Reader, Primary Arithmetic, Primary Geography, Writing on Slate, Singing.
GRAMMAR OR 2D GRADE.--3d Reader, 4th Reader, Speller and Definer, Spelling by Writing, Writing in Books, Intellectual Arithmetic, Written Arithmetic, Advanced Geography, English Grammar, History, Physiology, Map Drawing, English Composition, Elocution, Singing.
HIGH OR 1ST GRADE.--4th Reader, 5th Reader, Spelling by Writing, Advanced Arithmetic, English Grammar, Algebra, Natural Philosophy, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physical Geography, Botany, Composition, Elocution, Map Drawing, Book-keeping, Singing.
It will be seen that the Board has added to the list of studies as prescribed by the General Assembly, History of the United States, Physiology, Algebra, Natural Philosophy, Astronomy,