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(Twelfth to Seventeenth Thousand.)
JASON E. HAMMOND,
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.
"Our safety is not in constitutions and forms of govern-
The increasing demand throughout the state for a compilation of the school laws in convenient form for the use of teachers, classes, and institutes makes necessary the publication of this (the fourth) edition.
By a law of 1899 the printing of all the laws of the state touching educational affairs was given to the secretary of state, who, no doubt, will provide, as occasion demands, the “General School Laws" to school officers. An official edition of nearly 23,000 pamphlets is required to provide each school officer of the state with a copy, and the mission of this little book, as heretofore, is to provide to teachers and students a book for class-room use.
The decisions of the supreme court of the state, attorneys general and superintendents of public instruction have been compared and quoted wherever it seemed advisable to give further light on obscure or disputed points.
By way of explanation, we desire to say that just previous to the legislative session was completed the compilation of the “Compiled Laws of Michigan,” by Lewis M. Miller, who brought all of the statutes of