April 7th, 2007


a few quotes from the research for the big history paper

I thought I would share a few especially good quotes I picked up while doing research for my big history paper. I included a section on the role of Christianity in the public school system and the changes in the public education system that have occurred over the years, eventually coming to the conclusion that the public education should function not as an atheistic system but as a pluralistic system. There is a fair amount of evidence that many people's faith, whatever it is, serves as their primary guiding principle in determining ethical/moral action. Blah blah blah... I won't post my whole paper here, but it was still fun to write.

These quotes are from James J. Walsh, Education of the Founding Fathers of the Republic: Scholasticism in the Colonial Colleges, A Neglected Chapter in the History of American Education, New York, NY: Fordham University Press, 1935. I loved reading this book! I'm sorry I had to skim parts of it. I'll post more of these gems in days to come if people are interested in what I used in this paper. I had way too much material and had to cut a lot out. I ended up with 14 pages.

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