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An article by the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, entitled, "Education Public Schools" which was published in De Hope on this date in which V.R. is commenting on a speech made by a Mr. Van Loon to the Dutch Parliament. He liked many of Van Loon's idea on the subject of Christian education and the public schools. One interesting statement of Van Raalte is: "To introduce ideas of Darwin on public schools would only disrupt the faith of these innocent children, who do no yet have a mature sense of judgment, a faith instilled in them by their parents or others."
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Van Raalte, Albertus C. and Kennedy, Simone, "An Article by the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, Entitled, "Education Public Schools" Which Was Published in De Hope On This Date in Which V. R. is Commenting on a Speech Made by a Mr. Van Loon to the Dutch Parliament" (1874). Van Raalte Papers: 1870-1879. 206.