- Oct 2017
To improve by reading, his morals and faculties.
The idea of improving morals for the incoming students is a good step toward broadening the ideals of the new generation. However at the point that they come to the university they have already been trained in the thought of slave holder entitlement. These people will have the point of view of superiority and will block out opposing ideals and cover it with there own reasoning. There is also the issue of framing when it comes to information. The university obviously won't have access to a plethora of books right of the bat. But the information that is accessible will always be limited in that authors with perspectives that are too challenging won't be accepted into the university.
It is therefore greatly to be wished, that preliminary schools, either on private or public establishment, would be distributed in districts thro the state, as preparatory to the entrance of Students into the University. The tender age at which this part of education commences, generaly about the tenth year, would weigh heavily with parents in sending their sons to a school so distant as the Central establishment would be from most of them.
The emphasis of education is laid out in the form of the preparatory phases of higher learning. The foundation of the University would mean nothing without students who had a strong enough background to survive within it. Therefore the writers of the Rockfish Gap Report found it ideal that prerequisites be met before coming to the University. There is a deep resemblance between these ideals and the modern education system. If the values of education were taught at a younger age then we would eventually arrive at the point that we are at today. Where parents encourage the acquisition of a quality education which will advance society, rather than to stay home and work on a farm or join the army.