Excerpt from Shall Our Common School System Be Maintained as It Is?: Speech by the Rev. W. H. Boole, at the Cooper Institute, February 13th, 1870 I shall speak plainly; the rather to be easily understood, than for rhetorical effect. The subject is of deep solicitude to every true American fitizen, equally with the Christian man and woman. But so web has been said upon it, and so diversified are the views of m y writers and speakers, that the ground is covered with muc rubbish of no value in the controversy, except to hide under mere verbiage the main question from observation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.