Annual Report

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Page 23 - The knowledge that we get from everyday experience may be good as far as it goes, but it does not go far enough. It is neither broad enough nor deep enough.
Page 19 - If it is economy," says Mr. Day of the Boston Parental School, "to send a boy here at all, it is certainly economy to keep him here long enough to admit of the possibilities at least of the good he gets becoming permanent. Money expended for the very short terms is usually wasted.
Page 9 - ... of affairs to the public. In the report of the first year of the department's existence, January 31, 1898, pages 5 and 6, and in their reports of 1899 and 1900, and every year thereafter up to 1911, they have condemned the conditions on Rainsford Island and have said: "Is it not time that the city cease to spend its money upon buildings unsuited to their use, and to furnish proper location and buildings for its reform school for boys?
Page 9 - ... they have condemned the conditions on Rainsford Island and have said: "Is it not time that the city cease to spend its money upon buildings unsuited to their use, and to furnish proper location and buildings for its reform school for boys?" The trustees of these earlier years earnestly recommended that the school be removed to a situation upon the mainland, with sufficient land for farming purposes. Again and again have former boards, with more or less detail, repeated this recommendation, stating...
Page 33 - ... Almshouses. Investigation of "the character of the applicant, and the expediency of so disposing of the child applied for" is the requirement of the law. Some special investigations arising from cases of ill-treatment, authority for which is found in section two, will be referred to in this connection. Applications for release usually proceed from parents ; those for indenture are from those who want service ; those for adoption from those who are childless. Ninety-seven (97) of these several...
Page 7 - Trustees, and at the discretion of the Trustees, and with the approval of the Court, such boys may be released on probation.

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