4 Matching Annotations
  1. Dec 2017
    1. 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.

      At this point I feel like the original structure of education back in the day is more or less the same as the current societal expectation of our education. It does not take into too much account of the previous education that one has undertaken, but instead offers much freedom for one to enjoy the opportunities different schools of different places with different resources offer to the individual. Of course the inevitable and perhaps unfortunate fact there is unfairness due to socioeconomic differences.

    2. Some good men, and even of respectable information, consider the learned sciences as useless acquirements; some think that they do not better the condition of men; and others that education like private & individual concerns, should be left to private & individual effort; not reflecting that an establishment, embracing all the sciences which may be useful & even necessary in the various vocations of life,

      I think at this point it is bringing up the discussion of the meaning of education. It is suggesting education should be open for the individual's own interpretation and preference, which echoes to the contemporary society where people go to school while a small proportion attends homeschooling. I agree to the point where education should be decided by the individual, especially in perhaps at a high school level when teenagers have reached a certain degree of maturity, they would somewhat know what their direction of education lies at.

  2. Oct 2017
    1. IX

      If I understand this correctly each number represents a group of majors that are of the same category. I cannot image how law municipal, ideology and general grammar suit in the same category. Law municipal and ideology maybe, but with general grammar in this category and also it as a major at that time is quite interesting. Feels to me the politics, law and ideology should be in the same group, while general grammar should suit into the language, linguistic major categories instead.

    2. Madison

      It strikes me when looking at the other annotations that whether the UVA student volunteer service center Madison House is named after James Madison. It sounds kind of random but I could not Google any information why Madison house is called Madison house. But given the school's founder Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are close colleagues and both share similar values, I thought it might be related.