Date of Award

Spring 1933

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts




In state finances of Virginia education is second only to highways. The present position of education in the budget was not attained easily. On the contrary it was only through a long process that Virginia came to realize the fundamental duty of educating all the people at public expense. Thus, the extent to which the state has participated in this problem is an all important matter. In the following study, state participation has been reviewed from its earliest beginnings. he colonial period is included, as it reveals the tendencies working for the revelation of the obligation of the government to all the people in education. The subsequent periods form very definite steps in the educational progress of Virginia

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