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The Daily Dispatch: November 26, 1863., [Electronic resource], Return of Confederate Surgeons from the North--Yankee treatment of prisoners. (search)
Education. We learn that the teachers of Richmond and Petersburg propose to the teachers of Virginia generally to meet them in Convention on the 29th of December next, in the latter city, to deliberate on matters of importance connected with education. It seems to be understood that the great object of the meeting is to get rid, as far as possible, of every vestige and shadow of the Yankee system. We bid any Convention assembling for such a purpose as that God speed with all our hearts. It is impossible to estimate the injury that has been done to the cause of learning in the South by the introduction of Yankee teachers, Yankee school-books, and Yankee systems of teaching, from the days of the old Revolution to those of the present. If the proposed Convention will sweep them all away with the very besom of destruction they will have done golden service to the cause of education. More than forty years ago Thomas Jefferson complained of the "Yankee Latin" that had been introdu