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DARK MUSINGS
DARK MUSINGS
Item IDegyptian 1945 1019 dark.tif
TitleDARK MUSINGS
AuthorBy DOROTHY SYHES
Descriptionobtaining a democracy
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1945 October 19
Volume27
Issue5
Page(s)2
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptDARK MUSINGS

By DOROTHY SYHES

While browsing through some magazines last night, I read several articles on the Necessity of Education, in the maintenance on obtaining a democracy. Relation of the fundamental concept of dçmocracy to the universality of education is expressed by one another, Arthur B. Moehiman, as: "Democracy is the view that all men are created equal, and that every one governs his own life and has a responsibility for the management of the community in which he lives. This being the case, it follows that all human beings stand in need of an ampler and more rounded education."
We have won the war and are now thinking and planning a system to re-educate the axis powers the democratic way. What I want to know is this—why can't we begin being democratic with education here in the United States?
Many of our schools are not equally equipped with buildings, studies, materials with which to work, and the necessary number of teachers to do the job well. Since it is quite true that each individual does govern his own life and share in the responsibility for the management of the community, the proper educational facilities must be provided. There is no group which feels this need of education more strongly than the Negroes.
Many of the negro high schools and grade schools are inefficient. The appropriations given the white schools are greater than those given to negro schools. This difference, as we all know should not be, and cannot be if we are to improve our American cultures.
Generally, in negro schools the subjects taught are English, eco
LanguageEnglish
TypeText
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