Common Schools in the United States Compared With Those in Europe (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Common Schools in the United States Compared With Those in Europe<br><br>These undoubted facts must be blotted out from the history of the past, before the enemies of the Catholic Church can make good their accusation, that she is opposed to the educa tion, of the people. The allegation that Catholics in this country are not favorable to the system of Common Schools, as here adopted, does not at all sustain the charge; for our opposition to the system does not grow out of any disposition to check or stiﬂe the education of the many, which we' are inclined, on the contrary, to promote by every means in our power, but it is founded on other reasons altogether different. It is because we conscientiously believe that our present Com mon School system is grievously defective and faulty; and that, whether intentionally or not, it infringes our religious liberties, guarantied to us by the Constitution, for the securing of which, the blood of our fathers ﬂowed as freely as did that of those who would fain force upon us their own crude and illiberal ideas of education. Minorities have rights as well as majorities; and when minorities have reason and truth on their side, they have even stronger and more valid rights.<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.