of the idle spirits who always irritate the brave impudence of the intelligence. From the catholic to the anarchist, all cultured and idealistic spirits have open doors in this publication, as long as the writings exhibit the noble blazons of intellectual honesty and that the writings deserve the honor of the public.
Being impossible and illogical to impose a determined idea from these columns, we guarantee to each the right to defend their own. We abolish all possible inquisitions of the conscience.
From prejudices of the people are born the deaf antipathies that divide us and from prejudice of ideas the unjust resentment that we fanaticize.
To judge men and ideas a posteriori and not a priori, this is the motto of all ample and comprehensive spirits. This is our motto; that is to say, to judge those by their works and themselves after becoming familiar with them. The polls tend to this aim and the conferences of the National League of Teachers think to this end, and account for this with the enthusiastic and disinterested collaboration of most outstanding people of our intelligentsia.
The form and measure of which we will make our plan of action and work, will give the idea of this review to all those who honor us with their adherence or accompany us with their affection.
A National Vote
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Primary education is suffering serious losses and, because it is the foundation of the Argentine civilization, it demands the eminent and sober intervention of the ministerial authority.
The negative effects are not frank, but insidious; they are not of form but of the bottom; they do not jump to the face, because they are hidden in the core of the victim.
A superficial observer, to whom appearances are enough, would probably perceive alarming abnormalities in the organism of common education; because, in effect, that which we call the scholarly mechanical structure of the country conserves its relative integrity. However, the investigator who looks deeply will discover a work of disintegration that will bring about a near catastrophe beyond the deceptive externalities
And this state of things is not the diminished fruit of any virile attempt, it is not the voluntary harmful work of some human will; it is the natural, logical and inevitable effect of the deficient manner of general teaching that suffers from the organizations in charge of impelling and directing it. It is without a doubt not lacking in employees, generous inspiration and an honest purpose; but this alone is not enough for the efficient governing of this public service that requires technical aptitudes, like the capacity to organize the instruction, impart it and watch that it is not improvised nor is reached by random arrests; and as in this order of tasks wanting is not having, it is understood that the coexistence of the most mobile saint with the most deplorable error.
The accreditation of educational personnel needs to be the first line of defense against illiteracy, the conduct of educational authorities appears calculated to make all flattering perspective vanish.
In the ranks of national education there are actually 11,728 individuals without a title that accredits their capacity. The campaign in favor of the children that cannot read demands the incorporation of 17,5000 primary educators. However, at the present time, there is a deficit of 29,000 teachers in the country.
But the educational problem is not just of increasing personnel, but also of allowing incentives to take root in the profession to encourage them to dedicate themselves and persevere in the noble task. And well, the governing of schools reveals a gratuitous mistrust, shown in cruel and mortifying regulations of the propriety of education, it is not right to the just aspiration of the profession that requests stability and deserved promotion, and does not halt before the titles better won for [