Proclamation, September 18, 1925

December 17, 2020

Purpose: To declare American Education Week. Date: September 18, 1925 (Original document available here) Education is becoming well-nigh universal in America. The rapidity of its expansion within the past half century has no precedent. Our system of public instruction, administered by State and local officers, is peculiarly suited to our habits of life and to our […]

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Proclamation, September 26, 1923

December 1, 2020

Purpose: To establish National Education Week Date: September 26, 1923 (Original document available here) FROM its earliest beginnings, America has been devoted to the cause of education. This country was founded on the ideal of ministering to the individual. It was realized that this must be done by the institutions of religion and government. In order […]

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Concerning Teachers’ Salaries

April 24, 2014

Title: Concerning Teachers’ Salaries Date: October 29, 1919 Location: A Letter to the Mayor of Boston (Original document available here) My Dear Mr. Mayor: It will be with a good deal of satisfaction that I cooperate with you and any other cities of Massachusetts for the purpose of increasing the pay of those engaged in the teaching of […]

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Harvard University Commencement Address

April 24, 2014

Title: XXXI Harvard University Commencement Date: June 19, 1919 Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Original document available here) No college man who has ever glanced at the Constitution of Massachusetts is likely to miss or forget the generous references there made to Harvard University. It may need a closer study of that instrument, which is older than the […]

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Education: the Cornerstone of Self-Government

April 24, 2014

Title: Education: the Cornerstone of Self-Government Date: July 4, 1924 Location: Convention of the National Education Association, Washington, D.C (Original document available here) For almost a century and a half the Fourth of July has been marked as Independence Day. It has been given over to the contemplation of those principles and those institutions which America peculiarly […]

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